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The Cavalier Case

(1990)
(The seventh book in the Jemima Shore series)
A novel by

 
 
Publisher's Weekly
In her seventh Jemima Shore novel, Fraser deftly brings together her two previously separate fortes, history and mystery. In an unusual premise, long-dead viscount and Cavalier poet Decimus Meredith repeatedly exits his portrait on the wall to haunt his 20th-century heirs. The contemporary viscount, suave and manipulative ladies' man and tennis star ''Handsome Dan'' Meredith, has unconventional visions about keeping up expensive Lackland Court. Dan would model its grounds into very different kinds of courts, where he and his fashionable friends would serve tennis balls and be served ''designer drinks'' between matches. Shore, a TV commentator, agrees to create a program about ghosts in country houses at the same time that she falls in love with a portrait she has been lent, which, coincidentally, features Decimus Meredith. Meanwhile, preparations for a costumed Cavalier Celebration at Lackland Court are upset by a death, a startling discovery and an attack by the resident ghost. Jemima's clearheaded sleuthing sorts out the many suspects, some of whom fit historical roles in the family history. Fraser's own love of history enriches this light, amusingly narrated but essentially sad story of a family haunted by betrayal and obsessed with a poetic past.

School Library Journal
YA-- Jemima Shore, an intrepid television journalist and amateur sleuth, starts out to research a ghost story and wanders into a murder investigation among the bluebloods of British society in this gripping, fast-moving mystery. The victims: the alcoholic 17th Viscount Lackland and his elderly butler, both killed in mysterious falls; the suspect: the 300-year-old ghost of the first Viscount Lackland, killed in battle in 1645. The next possible victim is the handsome 18th Viscount Lackland, a man surrounded by beautiful women and perhaps one malevolent ghost. Readers will appreciate this combination mystery, ghost story, and romance set in contemporary England but harkening back to the past.-- Richard Lisker, Fairfax Public Library, VA

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Hardback Editions

November 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cavalier Case (Bloomsbury Modern Library)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7475-1932-3 / 978-0-7475-1932-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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January 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cavalier Case (Eagle Large Print)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7927-0817-2 / 978-0-7927-0817-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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March 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cavalier Case (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-86220-480-1 / 978-0-86220-480-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Press
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February 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cavalier Case
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-685-38897-2 / 978-0-685-38897-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 1991 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Cavalier Case
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7704-2426-0 / 978-0-7704-2426-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Seal Books
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January 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cavalier Case - A Jemima Shore Mystery
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-553-07126-2 / 978-0-553-07126-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cavalier Case: A Jemima Shore Mystery (Jemima Shore Mystery 7)
Author(s): Lady Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 1-78022-856-2 / 978-1-78022-856-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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March 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Cavalier Case, The
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-553-29544-6 / 978-0-553-29544-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crimeline
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January 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cavalier Case (Paragon Large Print)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7927-0818-0 / 978-0-7927-0818-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: John Curley & Assoc
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April 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cavalier Case (Jemima Shore Mystery)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7493-0324-7 / 978-0-7493-0324-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cavalier Case
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7475-0608-6 / 978-0-7475-0608-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Audio Editions

February 1992 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cavalier Case: Complete & Unabridged (G K Hall Audio Series)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-7451-5967-2 / 978-0-7451-5967-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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February 1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Cavalier Case
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0-8161-7562-4 / 978-0-8161-7562-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cavalier Case: A Jemima Shore Mystery
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cavalier Case: A Jemima Shore Mystery (Jemima Shore Mystery 7)
Author(s): Antonia Fraser
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK