A Meeting of Minds

A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery

Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mysteries (Volume 17)

Clare Curzon

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Superintendent Mike Yeadings' sergeant, Rosemary Zyczynski, (call her "Z") had a psychic itch about her landlady's celebration dinner. "Did you get a feeling," she asks her lover, Max, "that there's more going on under this roof than readily meets the eye?"

Rosemary couldn't have been righter. The dinner was in honor of the new house - a large, once private mansion that had been through numerous changes of face throughout the years. Now Z's landlady had bought it to replace her original dingy building, and Rosemary had moved with her from the old to the new. The partry was to welcome the tenants of the several new apartments that had been made in the new house.

Z's uneasiness about her fellow tenants was quickly forgotten; she had more pressing problems of her own. Yeadings was about to choose either Rosemary or Beaumont, his other sergeant, to promote to inspector, and the unavoidable subsurface rivalry between the two very different police detectives had raised a barrier that hindered them in their work. The work they did have came close to Rosemary herself and startled her into remembering her words to Max. The body of one of the tenants, a single woman who had moved in with her mother, was found brutally murdered, and the case naturally was Yeadings' responsibility and thus that of Rosemary and Beaumont.

Curzon uncannily keeps on bringing her readers believable characters, both the stalwart Yeadings and his Woman Friday, Z, as well as whole groups of once-a-book individuals who set a reader right smack in the middle of the little English town and the puzzling and intriguing crime that can be found there.

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A Meeting of Minds
Chapter OneCosta del Silencio, Tenerife, August 20 
The boy in the frayed straw hat reeled in, detached the flapping fish from his hook and inspected the prize. It wasn't unlike one of those displayed last night at the restaurant at Los Abrigos. But smaller, of course. Anyway a catch.He threw it behind him on to seaweed where it continued its desperate contortions. Sickened, he reached back and struck it with a rock. It lay instantly still, spoilt now. The boy grimaced. He lifted it by the tail and threw it back in the waves.

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Clare Curzon

Clare Curzon has written and published more than thirty novels, under that name and as "Rhonda Petrie" and "Marie Buchanan." Her previous work has taken her to many European countries, but now she lives and writes at her home in Buckinghamshire, England.

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A Meeting of Minds
A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery
Clare Curzon

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
September 2004
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312318741
ISBN10: 031231874X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$23.95

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2004
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ISBN: 9781466823457
ISBN10: 1466823453
224 pages
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