Faithful Unto Death

A Chief Inspector Barnaby Novel

Chief Inspector Barnaby Novels (Volume 5)

Caroline Graham

Minotaur Books

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When bored young housewife Simone Hollingsworth misses bell-ringing practice-her latest effort to find something to do-no one is surprised. In fact, if old Mrs. Molfrey, her neighbor, didn't report it to Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, Simone's disappearance might have gone unrecorded in Fawcett Green. But ever Barnaby isn't concerned-until a body is found.

Soon Barnaby is uncovering the passionate entanglements beneath the placid surface of Fawcett Green-and perhaps jeopardizing his career. Now, if he misconstrues the clue buried in Simone's garden-and a subtlety of human behavior his experienced eye should spot-a brutal killer may go free...

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Chapter One
Simone Hollingsworth disappeared on Thursday, June 6. You could have said she had a wonderful day for it. A warm breeze was circulating beneath a sky so clear and bright it was almost colourless. The hedges were thick with blossom and in the fields rabbits and hares were larking about from sheer joie de vivre, as is the way of very young creatures who have not yet twigged what the world has in for them.
The first sign in St. Chad’s Lane that all was not quite as it should be was observed by Mrs. Molfrey, tottering past the house next door on her way to post a letter.

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"Barnaby applies his logical mind to the many false clues in this cunning case, but it takes all his acquired insights into human psychology to distinguish the killer from all the other cuckoo characters who live and thrive in the mad, mad world of Fawcett Green." --The New York Times Book Review

"Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie." --The Sunday Times of London

"Satisfies on every level: wicked humor, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp characterizations." --Philadelphia Inquirer

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Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham lives in Suffolk, England. She has an M.A. in writing for the theater and has written several plays for both radio and theater, as well as the Chief Inspector Barnaby novels, which have been adapted for television..

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Faithful Unto Death
A Chief Inspector Barnaby Novel
Caroline Graham

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
August 2000
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ISBN: 9781429950596
ISBN10: 1429950595
400 pages
$7.99
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