Wake the dead

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Inspector Luke Thanet and his wife, Joan, are among the guests when Member of Parliament Hugo Fairleigh opens the grounds of his beautiful Georgian mansion, Thaxden Hall, for the annual village fete.It's a cloudless summer's day, an idyllic afternoon for innocent enjoyment. Then sudden death casts its shadow over the proceedings.At first, nobody is particularly surprised when Isobel Fairleigh, Hugo's elderly mother, is found dead in her bed. She was an old lady, and she had recently suffered a stroke.But, as Thanet soon discovers, she did not die of natural causes. She was murdered, and there are more than a thousand possible suspects wandering the grounds who could have sneaked into the Hall and killed her.Or was the murderer someone closer to home? Could any of Isobel's family or friends have been brutal enough to smother a helpless old woman?As Thanet and his deputy, Sergeant Mike Lineham, delve deeper into Isobel Fairleigh's life, they learn once again that crime knows no class barriers. Even a setting as grand as Thaxden Hall provides motives for murder.Wake the Dead is a triumph of storytelling, a tantalizing puzzle interwoven with an absorbing portrayal of the painful realities of family life. Silver Dagger-winning author Dorothy Simpson proves once again that she is one of the most gifted and stylish of contemporary crime writers.
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display_descriptionA quaint English village's summer gala is interrupted by murder in this award-winning mystery series starring the mild-mannered Detective Inspector Thanet. The Thaxden Fête is one of the highlights of the Sturrenden social calendar, and this year it promises to be better than ever. Local celebrities have descended on Thaxden Hall to raise money for the town hospice. The food is exquisite, the music lovely, and the company divine. Det. Inspector Luke Thanet and his wife are having a wonderful time at the party-until murder intervenes. The victim is the mother of Hugo Fairleigh, local member of Parliament and organizer of the fête. An elderly woman who suffered a stroke just a few days before, she's an unlikely target for a killer, yet someone saw fit to hold a pillow over her face until she breathed no more. Suspecting the killer came from Fairleigh's own circles, Thanet begins investigating the MP's family, certain of only one thing: This party is over. Written by the CWA Silver Dagger-winning Dorothy Simpson, Wake the Dead is a perfect English mystery novel: at once tightly plotted, understated, and utterly shocking. Wake the Dead is the 11th book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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seriesInspector Luke Thanet mysteries
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subject_facetDetective and mystery stories
Electronic books
Mystery fiction
Police -- England -- Fiction
Thanet, Luke (Fictitious character)
Thanet, Luke (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_displayWake the dead
title_fullWake the dead / Dorothy Simpson
Wake the dead [electronic resource] / Dorothy Simpson
title_shortWake the dead
topic_facetDetective and mystery stories
Electronic books
Thanet, Luke (Fictitious character)