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A Ghost in the Machine By Caroline Graham

A Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham

Condition - Very Good
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The superb seventh mystery in the series that inspired TV's Midsomer Murders grips tightly with its blend of violence and intrigue

A Ghost in the Machine Summary

A Ghost in the Machine: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 7 by Caroline Graham

All men should have a hobby: it keeps them out from under their wives' feet. Dennis Brinkley's hobby, though, was killing machines. No wonder the village was uneasy...

Mallory Lawson believes that inheriting his aunt's beautiful house in Forbes Abbot may have saved his sanity. It enables him to take early retirement from his appalling teaching job in London, and his wife Kate to realise her dream of starting her own company. Life will be so much simpler in the country, won't it? But Forbes Abbot is not quite the close-knit community it seems, and little differences and squabbles can become violent - even murderous. Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby has encountered many intriguing cases, but the case of the ghost in the machine is one to test even the most experienced of detectives.

A Ghost in the Machine Reviews

A mystery of which Agatha Christie would have been proud. . . A beautifully written crime novel * The Times *
Tension builds, bitchery flares, resentment seethes . . . lots of atmosphere, colourful characters and fair clues * Mail on Sunday *
Everyone gets what they deserve in this high-class mystery * Sunday Telegraph *
A witty, well-plotted, absolute joy of a book * Yorkshire Post *
A treat . . . haunting stuff * Woman's Realm *
Wickedly acid, yet sympathetic * Publishers Weekly *
Swift, tense and highly alarming * TLS *
Lots of excellent character sketches . . . and the dialogue is lively and convincing * Independent *
One to savour -- Val McDermid
Hard to praise highly enough * The Sunday Times *
Her books are not just great whodunits but great novels in their own right -- Julie Burchill
Enlivened by a very sardonic wit and turn of phrase, the narrative drive never falters * Birmingham Post *
Read her and you'll be astonished . . . very sexy, very hip and very funny * Scotsman *
The mystery is intriguing, the wit shafts through like sunlight . . . do not miss this book * Family Circle *

About Caroline Graham

Caroline Graham, the creator of Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, was born in Warwickshire and educated at Nuneaton High School for Girls, and later the Open University. She was awarded an MA in Theatre Studies at Birmingham University, and has written several plays for both radio and theatre. She has been dubbed by The Sunday Times as, 'Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie'.

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A Ghost in the Machine: A Midsomer Murders Mystery 7 by Caroline Graham
Used - Very Good
Headline Publishing Group
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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