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The Resource May Day murder : a Whitstable Pearl mystery, Julie Wassmer

May Day murder : a Whitstable Pearl mystery, Julie Wassmer

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May Day murder : a Whitstable Pearl mystery
Title
May Day murder
Title remainder
a Whitstable Pearl mystery
Statement of responsibility
Julie Wassmer
Title variation
Mayday murder
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Language
eng
Summary
In the run up to May Day, Pearl's detective agency finds itself taking on a curious case: someone has been stealing underwear from washing lines. The victims, all local women with nothing in common other than a taste for fine underwear, have clubbed together to enlist Pearl's services since the local police seem unable to help. Pearl seeks out Canterbury DCI Mike McGuire on the pretext of discussing surveillance equipment but the true reason is that McGuire has been away in London for a long running court case and Pearl has missed him - though her pride prevents her from letting him know. McGuire knows. He's a detective too - and feels exactly the same way about Pearl ...Meanwhile Pearl's best friend and gay neighbour, Nathan, has managed to persuade one of his favourite actresses, Faye Marlow, to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle. Like Pearl, Faye is a Whitstable native, but having left the town more than two decades ago to make a short but successful career, the actress has been living in the South of France since her agent's phone stopped ringing. Faye is 50 - going on 16 - and arrives with an attractive young husband, a diligent French maid and a devoted personal assistant. Faye's arrival in town causes a stir but Pearl's mother Dolly remains unimpressed: choosing to remember Faye Marlow when she was plain old Frankie Murray, the daughter of a local whelk merchant. Nathan soon realises he may have made a mistake in inviting Faye back to Whitstable and his doubts are confirmed when she's nowhere to be found on the morning of May Day. As 'Jack in the Green' puts on his impressive costume to lead the parade, Faye Marlow's body is discovered - tethered to a May Pole on the Castle grounds. It's left to Pearl and McGuire to unravel Faye's body, and the mystery surrounding her death, but not before another murder takes place. The case of the secret knicker nicker may prove helpful in unveiling the culprit ..
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Summary
While neither the restaurant nor detective agency is too busy, Pearl resolves to spend some time at the family allotment. But her best friend, Nathan, has persuaded one of his favorite actresses to open the May Day festivities at Whitstable Castle and involves Pearl in his plans. Like Pearl, Faye Marlowe is a Whitstable native, but left the town more than two decades ago; though her presence in the town causes a stir Pearl's mother Dolly remains unimpressed, choosing to remember Faye Marlow when she was plain old Frankie Murray, the daughter of a local whelk merchant. Then the actress's dead body is discovered--tethered to the maypole on the Castle grounds. It's left to Pearl and DCI Mike McGuire to unravel the mystery of the May Day murder
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10722744
Cataloging source
BT
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Wassmer, Julie
Dewey number
823.92
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Whitstable Pearl mystery;
Series volume
3
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  • Nolan, Pearl
  • McGuire, Mike
  • Theft
  • Actresses
  • Police
  • Women private investigators
  • Murder
  • Whitstable (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
May Day murder : a Whitstable Pearl mystery, Julie Wassmer
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781472116444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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Label
May Day murder : a Whitstable Pearl mystery, Julie Wassmer
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781472116444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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