Mrs. Malory

Mrs. Malory

Death of A Dean

Book - 1996
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In England, the dean of a cathedral is poisoned while having tea. Suspicion centers on his wife, who had to put up with his affairs, and on a brother wanting to sell family property which the dean opposed. Or did his death have something to do with church finances? Mrs. Malory, a friend of the family, investigates.When Mrs. Sheila Malory's trusted childhood friend, actor David Beaumont, calls upon her to clear his good name in the murder of his aunt and brother, the widowed fifty-something sleuth takes up the cause only to discover that the killer may be closer than she had realized

Blackwell North Amer
Mrs. Malory has been friends with actor David Beaumont since their salad days. Less green today and pinched financially, David has to raise funds to save his lovely, much-mortgaged cottage situated directly across from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. David is desperate enough to ask for help from his brother, the much hated Dean of Culminster Cathedral. The old Scrooge quickly shows his lack of Christian charity by refusing a loan. David's last hope is the sale of his family's large house - tantalizingly out of reach since it has been left to his old nanny for the remainder of her life. Only when she dies can it be sold.
Quite fortuitously she does. To all appearances the nanny's death is an accident - until someone poisons the Dean. David is aghast...after all, he is the primary suspect. In his hour of need, he calls upon Mrs. Malory. Before long, she has her own list of suspicious characters: the Dean's mousy wife, his frumpy librarian daughter, and his very nervous son. All of them may be hiding secrets...and all of them may have a motive to want the Dean dead.

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& Taylor

When Mrs. Sheila Malory's trusted childhood friend, actor David Beaumont, calls upon her to clear his good name in the murder of his aunt and brother, the widowed fifty-something sleuth takes up the cause only to discover that the killer may be closer than she had realized. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c1996
ISBN: 9780525941507
0525941509
Branch Call Number: F HOL
Characteristics: 184 p. : 22 cm
Alternative Title: Death of a dean

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