Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories

Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short stories by the author of Mary, Queen of Scots and other historical novels and biographies features the star of the author's previous Jemima Shore mystery novels and two television series. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

Blackwell North Amer
Rescued from freezing London by an assignment in the West Indies, Jemima Shore looks forward to a straightforward story, sunshine and rum punch, and maybe a little moonlight and romance. Instead she finds herself embroiled in the heated politics of an all-too-extended family in the title story. An impromptu recitation of the ballad "The Tragedy of Sir Patrick Spens" sparks another tragedy in the hallowed halls of academe in "The Blude-Red Wine." Jemima takes a working holiday among those seeking a fresh start to life in "Cry-by-Night" but finds violent death is no respecter of new ventures. In "Getting to Know You," the intrepid reporter gains firsthand knowledge of the subject of two of her exposes - and nearly loses her life.
Antonia Fraser proves herself equally at home exploring the dark hearts and lethal secrets on the other side of the law. In "Out for the Countess," a jealous wife thrills to the beauty of an operatic tale of betrayal and suffering, while engineering an equally dramatic revenge for the lovers who wronged her. A pair of elderly siblings contrive a bet with fatal results in the darkly comic "House Poison." Noisy campers, quantities of Greek wine, and a sensual sunbather become entangled in holiday unpleasantness - but, after all, "The Moon Was to Blame."
Literate, sophisticated, and deliciously witty, these stories are a welcome addition to the exploits of Jemima Shore and an introduction to other, shadier characters Antonia Fraser creates with superb skill.

Baker
& Taylor

A collection of short stories features the star of the author's previous Jemima Shore mystery novels and two television series

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993
ISBN: 9780553092974
0553092979
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY FRASE
Characteristics: 174 pages ; 24 cm

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