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  1. Murder at the Manse: The Falconer Files - File 5 (Volume 5)
    Murder at the Manse: The Falconer Files - File 5 (Volume 5)
    Murder at the Manse: The Falconer Files - File 5 (Volume 5)
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  2. Murder at the Manse: The Falconer Files - File 5 (Volume 5)

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    Customer Ratings (45 reviews)
    Price R307.00

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Murder at the Manse is the fifth installment of Andrea Frazer’s Falconer Files, a detective series chock-full of picture-postcard villages, dastardly deeds, and a delightful slice of humour. Jefferson Grammaticus and his business partners, Jocelyn and Jerome Freeman, had spent two years on the extensive renovation of a two hundred year old building, set in expansive grounds, with the River Darle as it's northern-most boundary. The building work was now finished, the decoration and furnishings were in their appointed rooms, rich drapes adorned the windows, and French crystal chandeliers were being hung. The opening weekend - which included a murder/mystery dinner (in fancy dress) - had been advertised, and bookings taken. Then finally, after all the work and graft, the decisions, the purchases, the planning and last minute hitches, all was ready. Grammaticus booked in his first guests with great optimism, believing that 'The Manse' had a sparkling future ahead of it. He was soon to be disabused of this, however, when two people were killed and another lay gravely ill! And it had all happened on the night of the murder/mystery dinner, except that the bodies were actually dead! Into this fearful and mistrustful mixture of guests and staff, D I Harry Falconer and D S Davey Carmichael arrive, to try to make sense of how the tragedies had occurred and who was responsible for them.

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black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I like Falconer and Davey. I like the chemistry between them. The books are a cheap, quick read. However, they are poorly written , very sloppy. At the end of this book they take two cars to the hotel so Davey can bring his dogs. Then drive away in one car and leave the dogs. The first five books are full of these kinds of inconsistencies . Each book just seems to get worse. This series does provide a master class in how not to write a novel. Stay away.
Always find it hard to keep track of the characters in the first few chapters of the series, once the crime is committed it is much easier to sort them out. Maybe because on Kindle too hard to go back a few pages to reread a section -- paper books are much easier to reread sections of the book.
Again, a wonderful story from Andrea Frazer. I am not quite done with this book and am curious about the ending. If it is as all the other Falconer stories, then I won't be disappointed. The usual suspects are again quite vividly described and with loving humor. I will be looking for a place in the US that offers a 'Murder Mystery Weekend', in the hopes to encounter such individuals - not a murder, though. :) Ms. Frazer's writing style is a pleasure to read and I only speed-read over the longer thought processes of Det. Falconer. Det. Carmichael I find bizarre and his 'role' is not always believable, but then who knows - there may actually be somebody out there, who is a little bit like him. All in all, another good read!
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