The Gentle Art of Murder, Hardback Book

The Gentle Art of Murder Hardback

Part of the A Dorothy Martin Mystery series

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Murder threatens to disturb the creativeness of Sherebury's art college One late-summer's evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant, sculptress Gillian Roberts However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the sculpture department, when the lift breaks down and a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft.

Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again. But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again ...


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780727884817

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More murderers running amok in jolly old England! Of course, Dorothy Martin is up to the task of catching them with some help from her retired chief inspector husband Alan. Great fun!

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Like any business, universities must make money to survive, and departments that bring in the most money are favored above those which don’t. Even worse are departments that themselves need money to maintain their standards. Such is the case in the art department at Sherebury University. Declaring that funding to some of the programs would be cut and suggesting that they make do with inferior supplies did not win any accolades for the department head. But still, a new person was added to the staff. As guests at a party to welcome this new member, Dorothy and her husband Alan find more than nibbles and drinks at the affair: a body is discovered at the bottom of the lift shaft. Off on another sleuthing adventure, this one is full of twists and turns along the way before things are finally sorted out. With the delightful characters we have come to know and love in this series, this mystery is highly entertaining, even if a few ends are left dangling. Suffice it so say that truth will out and crime does not pay.

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