Book Reviews of Ashes to Ashes

Ashes to Ashes
Ashes to Ashes
Author: Emma Lathen
ISBN-13: 9780671835057
ISBN-10: 067183505X
Publication Date: 1981
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

4.4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Murder at St. Bernadette's parochial school. The detective is John Thatcher, a senior vice-president of the Sloan Guarantee Bank in NY. He's a guy with a nose for money and villainy.
Emma Lathem is one of the major American detective storywriters in the middle to later 20th century. Newsweek said about her, "A masterful plotter, an elegant stylist, a comic genus, and an old fashioned purist who never sacrifices logic for surprise effect." John Putnam Thatcher has been ranked "alongside Nero Wolfe, Philip Marlowe, and Sam Spade at the summit of American detective heroes." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Always a fun read.
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John Putnam Thatcher is at his best in this mystery about big business and the church against a local community group trying to save their school. As usual greed and murder go hand in hand.
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a nice little Brit mystery - " a league of parents formed to save an old school find themselves up against a powerful realtor and bank - a good read