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One Is One and All Alone

Fraser, Anthea

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ISBN 10: 0312193092 / ISBN 13: 9780312193096
Verlag: Minotaur Books December 1, 199, New York
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0312193092 Mystery/Suspense. Fine in Fine dust jacket. First U.S. edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING91515034

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Titel: One Is One and All Alone

Verlag: Minotaur Books December 1, 199, New York

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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A tense and gripping new crime novel from Anthea Fraser featuring the ever-popular DCI Webb   Malcolm Bennett, Webb's friend and colleague, has recently remarried, and there is conflict between his grown-up family and his new wife, making for a tense atmosphere at home.
Meanwhile, the two detectives have joined forces to tackle a series of shop raids, but are soon overtaken by events which have a shattering effect on Bennett's family. Two of them meet with a violent death within the space of four days, presenting Webb with one of the most traumatic cases of his career.

From Publishers Weekly:

This wonderfully puzzling mystery performs an about-face deep into the story when, in a contrived and illogical internal monologue, the killer boasts about the crime. Until this disconcerting moment, the prolific author of the DCI David Webb series (A Shroud for Delilah, etc.) spins a finely detailed village procedural that deftly mixes some unhealthy family dynamics with slow and meticulous police work. Webb is on familiar ground: he is seeking four young thieves whose violence seems to be escalating. He works companionably with DCI Bennett, who in the course of the investigation confides that his home life is disintegrating because his new wife, the glacial and hostile Una, is alienating the grown children from his first marriage. When Bennett is found bludgeoned to death in his own parlor and Webb is asked to head the investigation, there is no lack of suspects, including: Bennett's son-in-law, furious because Bennett refused him a loan; the deceased's daughter's boyfriend, a felon in the making; and Bennett's wife, seemingly venal and uncaring. Webb has the continual, nagging conviction that he is overlooking something vital?and, of course, he is. Despite capturing a dysfunctional family at work and forming the beginnings of an intriguing investigation, Fraser lets too many coincidences and a melodramatic finale dilute the suspense.
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