A Quarter Past Dead - A Miss Dimont Mystery Book 3 (Paperback)TP Fielden (author)
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'A fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime' DAILY EXPRESS
'A delicious adventure' DAILY MAIL on The Riviera Express
Murder can strike at any hour...
It's the late 1950s in tranquil Temple Regis, Devon.
For holidaymakers it's a glorious time of breathtaking scenery, picnics on beaches, and flocks of tourists on their summertime holidays.
But for Miss Judy Dimont, this is all a trifle dull. As a reporter for local rag, The Riviera Express, she needs scandal and intrigue - and one morning, as the clock strikes the quarter hour, she gets it. A woman has been shot dead in one of Buntorama's upmarket holiday huts, the toffee-nosed rival hotelier next door is rubbing his hands with glee, and Judy and her trusty moped Herbert are off like a shot to survey the scene of the crime.
But nobody can tell her who the dead girl is and there's no clear motive. To have a story to write, Judy must solve the case - and the intrepid Miss Dimont will leave no pebble unturned until the truth is out!
'A gripping third instalment of the Miss Dimont Mystery series' Hello!
Why readers love TP Fielden:
'If you like Miss Marple and Poirot then you'll love TP Fielden. Brilliant!'
'One of the most fun books I have read... reminds me of the golden era of crime writing'
'Delicious characters, an easy read, enormous fun and greatly recommended.'
'A wonderful romp'
'A delightful, well written, witty murder mystery'
'A thrilling mystery with lots of twists, turns and red herrings'
'An entertaining, light hearted read, perfect to brighten any afternoon'
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
Praise for T P Fielden:
'Peak comfort read has been achieved' Red
'One of the best in the genre' The Sun
'This is a fabulously satisfying addition to the canon of vintage crime. No wonder the author has already been signed up to produce more adventures starring the indefatigable Miss Dimont.' Daily Express
'Unashamedly cosy, with gentle humour and a pleasingly eccentric amateur sleuth, this solid old-fashioned whodunit is the first in what promises to be an entertaining series.' The Guardian
'Highly amusing' Evening Standard
'TP Fielden is a fabulous new voice and his dignified, clever heroine is a compelling new character. This delicious adventure is the first of a series and I can't wait for the next one.' Wendy Holden, Daily Mail
Must have. A golden age mystery.' Sunday Express
'Tremendous fun' The Independent
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A nice comfortable mystery with a heroine that appealed to me as soon as I started reading the first in this series. I can recommend to those who like 1930s and 50s type detective novels.
“A great read”
I have been a fan of TP Fielden since the moment I first picked up a copy of ‘The Riviera Express’, which is the first book in the series featuring Miss Judy Dimont, who is a reporter for the local paper and she is... More
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