Book Reviews of Theft on Thursday (Lois Meade, Bk 4)

Theft on Thursday (Lois Meade, Bk 4)
Theft on Thursday - Lois Meade, Bk 4
Author: Ann Purser
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425207475
ISBN-10: 0425207471
Publication Date: 2/7/2006
Pages: 280
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Theft on Thursday (Lois Meade, Bk 4) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I love this series, but I only have so much room!
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Helpful Score: 2
"Thursday" is as good as Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday! Maybe better. There is of course a murder to solve, but there are more things to solve than that! I love this series!!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great book in the Lois Meade series
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Helpful Score: 1
This is fourth book in series by Purser about the English cleaning woman, Lois Meade. Her English village setting, the characters she introduces and the mysteries are all interesting and believable. The cleaning lady as heroine brings a fresh perspective to the village she inhabits.
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Helpful Score: 1
4th in series...Entertaining story of working class Lois Meade and Detective Inspector Cowgills adventures solving murder...Each story is humorous with intelligent story lines and just the right amount of twists and turns in the plot...highly recommended for folks who like to follow the same characters from book to book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Fourth in the cozy series by Ann Purser. And they keep getting better!
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Great English'cosy' with a little zip and a liberated heoine
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I loved this book, as I have all her other books featuring Lois Meade. Cozy British mystery!
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A good cozy. Cross burnings, poison, and murder come to the English village of Long Farnden where Lois Meade and her housekeeping staff work.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another fun Lois Meade mystery. Very entertaining.
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Love, love, love the Lois Meade books! Believable characters, likable people, and Ann Purser always surprises me! I love a mystery that I haven't figured out halfway through the book. Highly recommend this series.
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First Line: "She done 'im in," the old man said with relish.

It's been a few years since we last saw Lois Meade. Two of her children have flown the nest, and her musically-inclined son, Jamie, is ready to fly away to university himself. Lois's housecleaning business is going well, and she's seen very little of Detective Inspector Hunter Cowgill.

The biggest news in Long Farnden is the new vicar and his godson. The vicar came to his calling rather late and is having a difficult adjustment to the locals, and his godson, Sandy, is constantly on the prowl for a pretty girl.

All this fades to the background when Sandy, Lois's mother, and the verger all fall victim to a very nasty flu-- and Cowgill asks for Lois's help in gathering information on a group that seems to be a nightmarish blend of the Ku Klux Klan and Satanists.

Although I liked how the plot was constructed, this book fell a bit flat for me, and I think I can trace my dissatisfaction to the characters. For me, there just wasn't enough Lois and too much of characters I didn't care for: Sharon the naive gossip, Sandy the lech, the lady of the manor Mrs. T-J, and the rather indecisive vicar.

However, Theft on Thursday is still filled with what I love about this series: a wry sense of humor, the life of a middle class family in an English village, Lois dealing with her business and anything else that's thrown in her path. Even though the group of arson-loving KKK/Satanists show that city life all too often encroaches upon the countryside, Ann Purser's Lois Meade series is one of the best traditional British cozy mystery series to be found.
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