• Title: The Pew Group
  • Author: Anthony Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780449205945
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Pew Group Murder most innocentShe didn t mean to do it but somehow Doreen Corder s foot went out just as her detested husband reached th top of the stairs He was in the antiques business and left her next to n
    Murder most innocentShe didn t mean to do it, but somehow Doreen Corder s foot went out just as her detested husband reached th top of the stairs He was in the antiques business and left her next to nothing in his will Now all Doreen has is the Pew Group, a rather ugly but extremely valuable piece of pottery It will bring her a pretty penny Except that it has been stolMurder most innocentShe didn t mean to do it, but somehow Doreen Corder s foot went out just as her detested husband reached th top of the stairs He was in the antiques business and left her next to nothing in his will Now all Doreen has is the Pew Group, a rather ugly but extremely valuable piece of pottery It will bring her a pretty penny Except that it has been stolen So poor Doreen takes comfort in the arms of virile young Joseph O Shea, leaving her irrepressible mother, Lizzie Thomas, with the help of former police inspector John Webber, to recover The Pew Group.

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    1. Although this mystery starts off with a very spontaneous murder the crux of the story is about the theft of a very valuable piece of pottery. It was a great romp, I loved it. Full of wonderful characters and an old village church crumbling around them. A 'witches coven' regularly cavorting naked in the full moon through the pastures, Miss Hislop the virginal old maid, crazy about the new young curate Michael Sabini and determined to experience sex just once in her lifetime! John Webber, the dete [...]

    2. "You couldn't call it murder and she had no intention of doing so. But the fact remained that at 9:51 P.M. her husband was alive and reasonably well at the top of the stairs, and that seven seconds later he was lying rather awkwardly a few feet beyond the bottom step and beyond all spiritual or medical aid." And so begins the rollicking romp through Flaxfield and its eccentric inhabitants. Reminded me a bit of Pamela Branch.

    3. Well here's a delicious change of pace! Quirky, fun read. The Pew Group is a set of Staffordshire pottery figures, the most valuable item in Rupert Corder's antique shop. Except, after Rupert's wife Doreen "accidentally" trips him and he falls down the stairs to his death, they go missing; which attendee at the funeral-afters lifted them? Little Flaxfield in Suffolk England runs amok with a cast of oddball residents vying to find them, and hoping to keep them for themselves! They've all got secr [...]

    4. I love used bookstores! I picked this up as one of my three-for-$5.00 and totally enjoyed this English-style mystery. I was hooked at the first sentence, "You couldn't call it murder and she had no intention of doing so." And conflicting intentions move the plot briskly along in this everyone is suspect village of Flaxfield. The characters were all engaging and the author's clever descriptions kept me laughing. There are bawdy bits, but it is a fun read.

    5. 3 1/2 stars. Priceless! The Pew Group is a priceless piece of pottery, the McGuffin at the center of this extremely diverting novel about the English village where the antique goes missing. Published in 1980, this featherweight entertainment features characters and situations which are reminiscent of the mysteries of Caroline Graham, but much lighter in tone. Very enjoyable.

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