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Jemima Shore's First Case ❅ [KINDLE] ✾ Jemima Shore's First Case By Antonia Fraser ➞ – Buyprobolan50.co.uk There are five Jemima Shore tales including her first case which took place when she was fifteen and still at her convent school the school featured later in Jemima's career in uiet as a Nun Jemima is There are five Jemima Shore tales including her first case which took place when she was fifteen and still at her convent school the school featured later in Jemima's career in uiet as a Nun Jemima is at her sparkling best as she solves the case of the Parr children in a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands and elegantly deals with the case of the missing bride on a romantic Venetian Jemima Shore's Kindle - honeymoon Nor is she afraid to get wet at the Holland Pools where in laws feud and plot Relatives are also closely involved in the murder at Arcangelo's Salon where Jemima has her hair doneAmong other riches are four true crime stories and four mysteries ending with a sophisticated tale about a group of friends holidaying in Tuscany.


About the Author: Antonia Fraser

Harold Pinter who died on Christmas Eve She lives in London.



8 thoughts on “Jemima Shore's First Case

  1. John John says:

    I read a couple of Antonia Fraser's Jemima Shore mysteries back in the day and remember them as modestly entertaining I didn't catch the TV serialization of uiet as a Nun and at most I saw a single episode of the later TV series Jemima Shore Investigates with Patricia Hodge in the title role By contrast I'd earlier enjoyed Fraser's biography of Mary ueen of Scots so greatly that it transformed my reading habits for the next few years historical biographies were a staple of my literary diet Whatever its scholarly merits I can't judge those Fraser's biography is a great piece of storytellingSo it was nostalgia that recently made me pick up a copy of Fraser's collection Jemima Shore's First Case; also a curiosity as to how these tales might have weathered the years As a uick summation I found them well still just modestly entertainingThe book contains five tales featuring Jemima Shore investigative journalist for Megalith Television and part time amateur sleuth The first of these the collection's title story in fact sees her as still a schoolgirl; it's of an adventure yarn than a mystery as the fifteen year old Jemima hazards her virginity in the busting of a drugs ring The pattern of the mysteries being broken down through coincidence lucky observation and the like rather than yer outright ratiocination continues through the other four Jemima stories the best most ambitious and longest of which is The Case of the Parr ChildrenThe eight further entries in the collection are a mixture of supernatural stories and sub Roald Dahl offerings At the best these are pretty good I much liked Boots about a slyly murderous little girl and especially On the Battlements a superbly atmospheric piece slightly let down by a conventionally normative ending Another fine tale despite the whopping implausibility at its core is The Night Mother Some of the remaining tales are less good but none of them are boringMy copy of the book picked up second hand is a rather curious edition It claims to be the first printing of the first US edition Norton 1987 but clearly isn't aside from anything else it has a 13 digit ISBN It looks and feels like a POD production so I'm wondering if it belongs to that period when major publishers were experimenting with keeping low demand titles in print through POD A bit of a curio whatever the case


  2. Drew Drew says:

    Only about half of the short stories are actual mysteries featuring Jemima Shore the dashing reporter and sexy sleuth The others aren't even mysteries really like macabre tales with scenarios such as a young wife who puts the family dog to sleep a misogynist writer who's represented by a feminist literary agent and a single mother who has a romance with a bossy ghost in her second hand Mini Everything's mildly amusing but none of it's particularly riveting


  3. Chazzi Chazzi says:

    This is a collection of short stories The first five are of Jemima Shore The first is the case that brought her to the world of investigation at age fifteen while she was a student at a Catholic board school It seems a student claiming to be and Italian princess experiences a “miracle” of which Jemima is suspicious ofThe story “Your Appoint is Cancelled” finds Jemima just returned from filming a story in Morocco and in need of the services of her stylist Mr Leo Checking her messages she find a recording that states “This is Arcangelo’s Salon Epiphany speaking I am very sorry to inform you that your appointment is cancelled” over and over How can that be? She is a regular of Mr Leo’sLater that day she reads about the murder of a stylist at a fashionable salon Shortly after that she receives a phone call from Mr Leo who is very upset The murdered stylist is his son in law and Mr Leo was the one to find the body The police are looking at Mr Leo as a prime suspect It seems the son in law was playing around with another womanThe other stories have a Twilight Zone feel to them “Death of an Old Dog” is a good example Ibo is an old dog a very old dog He was part of the family when Richard Gavin was married to his first wife Ibo was family and important to Toddie Richard’s ten year old son from his first marriagePauline Richard’s current wife had taken Ibo to the vet’s Pauline arrived home after Richard without Ibo It seems the vet was keeping Ibo over night as he didn’t have much “hope for him” Richard knows that Pauline has taken Ibo to the vet’s to be put down What does ‘hope’ have to do with Ibo being an old dog?Pauline claims she took the initiative to make the decision so that Richard didn’t have to stress over it It seems she forgot one important thing Toddie is due home from school the next day with the expectation of seeing Ibo “the best dog in the whole world” What is to be the outcome when Toddie is told of Ibo’s demise?The end is as I write — a touch of Twilight ZoneEach story gives you food for thought


  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    This is a short book at less than 200 pages with 13 stories and most have unexpected twists at the end There 5 that feature Jemima Shore with the others being stand alone tales It was written in the 1980's and they are set in England for the most part I enjoyed reading it and would recommend it for anyone who likes a murder and crime mysteries that are not too violent


  5. Kate Kate says:

    A gourmet collection of Antonia Fraser's short stories of suspense and mystery There are five Jemioma Shore tales including her first case which took place when she was fifteen and still at her convent school the school featured later in Jemima's career in uiet As a Nun Jemima is at her sparkling best as she solves the case of the Parr children in a remote corner of the Scottish Highlands and elegantly deals with the case of the missing bride on a romantic Venetian honeymoon Nor is she afraid to get wet at the Holland Pools where in laws feud and plot Relatives are also closely involved in the murder at Arcangelo's Salon where Jemima has her hair done Among other riches are four 'true crime' stories and four mysteries ending with a sophisticated tale about a group of friends holidaying in Tuscanyfront flapMildly amusing cozy mysteries some of which border on the psychological mystery genre which is not my favorite genre


  6. Jeff Hobbs Jeff Hobbs says:

    Read so farJemima Shore's First Case 2The Case of the Parr Children Swimming Will Be the Death of You Your Appointment Is Cancelled 3The Girl Who Wanted to See Venice Death of an Old Dog 2Have a Nice Death 3Boots Who Would Kill a Cat? Doctor Zeit On the Battlements The Night Mother Who's Been Sitting in My Car?


  7. Katie Hilton Katie Hilton says:

    An intriguing group of short stories A couple of them feature Jemima Shore; the rest are just rather macabre but interesting plots I normally enjoy a novel than stories but these were very good


  8. Galen Johnson Galen Johnson says:

    A series of short stories some involving Jemima and some not that solve murders or contemplate them None stand out but all are entertaining and uick Worth a read if you like Jemima Shore but perhaps not worth the time otherwise Fun and uick


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