Maxwell's Island

Maxwell's Island

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Maxwell ends up taking a school trip to the Isle of Wight. A few miles of water make no difference when it comes to Maxwell and murder and soon the line of bodies begins to point in a rather unusual direction. While they are away, Metternich is being nominally looked after by Mrs Troubridge who falls down the stairs. Despite having been a thorn in Maxwell's side for years, she adores him, Jacquie, Nolan and the Count and they (with the possible exception of Maxwell) love her right back, so now it's personal!
Publisher: London : Allison & Busby, 2011
ISBN: 9780749008925
074900892X
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 397 pages ; 23 cm

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zipread
Oct 24, 2020

My wife accidentally turned this book in before I finished reading it. I had been struggling with it for what seemed an interminable time. It just wasn’t a grabber. Probably should have tossed the towel in on it a lot earlier.

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SueEWeston
Jun 05, 2019

Do not speed read or you will miss some of the subtle comments and humor. You feel a bit like the English investigator has fallen down a rabbit hole when he travels to Maine for the wedding of his American partners sister's wedding. Delightful.

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tirjan
Jul 05, 2018

March, 1873. Private investigators Matthew Grand and James Batchelor have arrived at Matthew?s substantial family home on the Maine coast for the wedding of his sister Martha. Friends and relatives have gathered from far and wide to celebrate the occasion ? but nothing is going according to plan. A long-lost cousin turns up out of the blue after an absence of fourteen years. The best man is nowhere to be found. And no one seems to have a good word to say about the bridegroom.

Preparations are thrown into chaos when a body is discovered in an upstairs bedroom. As Grand and Batchelor investigate, they discover that more than one member of the household has a scandalous secret to hide. And several more family skeletons are destined to tumble from the closet before the two enquiry agents uncover the shocking truth.

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Palomino
Mar 23, 2012

Max on a school trip - do I need to say more? I love Max's relationship with his students and their unpronounceable names. Good writing makes this series better than similar mysteries.

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