Book Reviews of Fatal Flaw (Inspector Paget, Bk 1)

Fatal Flaw (Inspector Paget, Bk 1)
Fatal Flaw - Inspector Paget, Bk 1
Author: Frank Smith
ISBN-13: 9780373263318
ISBN-10: 0373263317
Publication Date: 11/1/1999
Pages: 253
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Worldwide Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Strange things are happening in the quiet country lanes of Shropshire, bailiwick of Detective Chief Inspector Neil Paget. The Thornton Hill School for Girls and Glenacres, a horse farm owned by Jack Lucas, are next-door neighbors. Paget is called to the school when 17-year-old Monica Shaw, a diabetic and the daughter of government economist Julia Shaw, is found dead in her bed the day after Christmas. Shy, awkward Monica, the only student in residence over the holidays, had been invited to a party at Glenacres the previous day by Sally Pritchard, one of the grooms, and had come back to the school drunk and distraught, according to sympathetic schoolmistress Jane Wolsey. Paget is thinking suicide (an overdose of insulin), but the autopsy finds death due to an aneurysm and the case is closed. In the meantime, a violent death has occurred at Glenacres, where Victor Prescott, a newcomer to the staff, has been killed--gruesomely--in one of the barns. As it turns out, Prescott was not his real name, and he appears to have had some dark connection to Dr. Andrea Macmillan, with whom Paget, a widower, had been enjoying a slowly flowering friendship. It takes another death, many misplaced suspicions, and some rigorous questioning before the haunting truth is bared. This first in a series from Canadian author Smith (Dragon's Breath, 1980) is suspenseful from the start, uncovering its tangled web of relationships--conventional and otherwise--at a leisurely pace: a sturdy '90s version of the British procedural, with Inspector Paget a model of the gentleman copper. Good show all round.
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought this book was AWESOME ! I am not really of fan of British mysteries as a rule, but the plot seemed like it would be good so I got it and I am glad that I did ! WOW, there are loads of secrets and revelations, and misinterpreted situations throughout this book. One of the best mysteries I have read and I read A LOT of them !
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A nice little mystery written in the "British mystery tradition." Its characters are believable and well defined. Moves right along. I liked it.
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What is happening at the English girls' school - and is it murder or something else? An English police procedural, with lots of atmosphere and interesting characters. What is the fatal flaw??
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good book
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This is a nice little mystery