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A Necessary End

(1985)
(The second book in the David Webb series)
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At a New Year’s Eve party in their hotel in Frecklemarsh, the guests can sense an uneasy tension between their hosts, Oliver and his second wife Nancy Pendrick.

Growing resentment in their marriage, caused by Nancy’s independence and commitment to her London-based catering business, is evident in the fraught family relationships which extends to two wilful stepchildren. To add fuel to the fire, old flames are returning to the sleepy village. Memories of Oliver’s first wife, the beautiful yet troubled Avis, refuse to fade and gossip flies around the small community.

When a female corpse is discovered on a lonely road in Chedbury and eventually identified as Mrs Pendrick, there is universal shock, horror and multiple unanswered questions. With all the guests at the New Year’s Eve party potential suspects, CID Webb has his work cut out to track down the killer, and when he fits the pieces of the puzzle together, it forms a picture he would never have expected to see…

A Necessary End is a gripping crime thriller from bestselling author Anthea Fraser.

Praise for Anthea Fraser:


‘Ms Fraser is her dependable elegant, guileful self, withholding the killer's identity till a dying fall’ - Sunday Times

’A well-mannered, well-plotted and well-told story’ - Birmingham Post

‘Sympathetic, well-executed book, in which full attention is paid to human feelings and failings’ - Yorkshire Post

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

December 1986 : UK Hardback
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Title: Necessary End
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-7089-1555-8 / 978-0-7089-1555-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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May 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: A necessary end
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-8027-5641-7 / 978-0-8027-5641-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker
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April 1985 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Necessary End
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-231975-6 / 978-0-00-231975-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Necessary End
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
ISBN: 1-5232-7192-2 / 978-1-5232-7192-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Audio Editions

January 2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: A Necessary End
Author(s): Anthea Frasier
ISBN: 1-84283-739-7 / 978-1-84283-739-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Necessary End (DCI Webb Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Anthea Fraser
Publisher: Lume Books
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