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by Hazel Holt

eBook Mrs. Malory and the Lilies that Fester (Mrs. Malory Mystery) ePub
Author: Hazel Holt
Language: English
ISBN: 0451203542
ISBN13: 978-0451203540
Publisher: Signet (June 1, 2001)
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thriller
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 929
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Hazel Holt's 'Mrs Malory' books have never been detective stories in the classic mould. That is to say, there has always been a tendency to concentrate on the characters, with the crime element growing out of the interactions of those characters

Hazel Holt's 'Mrs Malory' books have never been detective stories in the classic mould. That is to say, there has always been a tendency to concentrate on the characters, with the crime element growing out of the interactions of those characters. Nevertheless, the books, numbering ten (up till now) have usually offered a satisfactory read and a reasonable degree of obscurity as to "who dunnit". In "Lilies that Fester", however, Mrs Malory - or rather her creator, Ms Holt - seems to have totally lost the plot

In Mrs. Malory & the Lilies that Fester (2001), Hazel Holt dishes up a cozy British village mystery featuring that . Having said that, this isn't one of my favourite Mrs I love the Mrs Mallory books, more I think for the setting and tone than the murder mystery itself.

In Mrs. Malory & the Lilies that Fester (2001), Hazel Holt dishes up a cozy British village mystery featuring that expert on 19th-Century novelist and sometime amateur detective Sheila Malory. Sheila finds herself most personally involved when the unsavory Gordon Masefield is murdered in his law office. Gordon was a womanizer and wasn't about putting the moves on any woman who came into his scope-whether she was attached elsewhere or not. Thea Wyatt is also an attorney in the law office.

PRAISE FOR HAZEL HOLT’S MRS. MALORY SERIES A soothing, gentle trea. .Mrs. Malory and the Lilies That Fester.The literate, enjoyable Mrs. Sheila Malory is back. The Atlanta Delightful. Malory and the Delay of Execution. Malory and Death by Water. Malory and Death in Practice. Malory and the Silent Killer. Malory and No Cure for Death. Malory and a Death in the Family. Malory and a Time to Die. Malory and Any Man’s Death.

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Hazel Holt is the author of seven previous Mrs. Malory novels Then came "Lilies that Fester". Malory novels. She was a personal friend and literary advisor to Barbara Pym, and the author of Pym?s official biography. A former television critic and feature writer, she lives in Somerset, England. Then came "Lilies that Fester". The next book, "Delay of Execution", marks something of a comeback, but it still isn't anything much to write home about.

Book in the Mrs. Malory Mysteries Series). Locals and the law are pointing the finger at Sheila Malory's future daughter-in-law. Select Format: Hardcover.

MALORY MYSTERY Series: Main Character: Sheila Malory, Literary Critic, England. Malory and the Festival Murders ’93 (aka Uncertain Death). Malory and the Lilies That Fester ’01. Gone Away ’89 (aka Mrs. Malory Investigates). The Cruellest Month ’91. The Shortest Journey ’92 (aka Mrs. Malory’s Shortest Journey). Murder on Campus ’94 (aka Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence). Superfluous Death ’95 (aka Mrs. Malory Wonders Why). Malory and the Delay of Execution ’02. Malory and Death by Water ’03 (aka Leonora). Death in Practice ’03 (aka Mrs. Malory and Death in Practice). The Silent Killer ’14 (aka Mrs. Malory and the Silent Killer).

The Taviscombe Festival has traditionally been a modest local event in the small English seaside village. But this year, it has been appropriated and aggrandized beyond recognition by new resident Adrian Palgrave, a poet and biographer of little renown. But the proceedings take a sobering turn when Palgrave is found beaten to death during the festival’s first performance

Her son is the novelist Tom Holt. Genres: Cozy Mystery

Her son is the novelist Tom Holt. Genres: Cozy Mystery. Lilies That Fester (2000) aka Mrs Malory and the Lilies That Fester 12. Leonora (2002) aka Mrs Malory and Death by Water 13. Delay of Execution (2001) aka Mrs Malory and the Delay of Execution 14. Death in Practice (2003) aka Mrs Malory and Death in Practice 15. The Silent Killer (2004) aka Mrs. Malory and the Silent Killer 16. No Cure for Death (2005) 17. Death in the Family (2006) 18. A Time to Die (2008) 19. Malory and Any Man's Death (2009) 20.

Sheila Malory turns sleuth once again when the unsavory Gordon Masefield turns up dead and her future daughter-in-law becomes a prime suspect in the crime. Original.
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Hazel Holt's 'Mrs Malory' books have never been detective stories in the classic mould. That is to say, there has always been a tendency to concentrate on the characters, with the crime element growing out of the interactions of those characters.
Nevertheless, the books, numbering ten (up till now) have usually offered a satisfactory read and a reasonable degree of obscurity as to "who dunnit".
In "Lilies that Fester", however, Mrs Malory - or rather her creator, Ms Holt - seems to have totally lost the plot.
In the first place not only the identity of the murderer, but also the motivation, are clear as soon as the main characters have been introduced. Even the author seems to have realised that all was not well, since a majority of the book simply wanders round and round the same marginally interesting bits of story line and does little or nothing to help in the detecting the culprit.
Indeed, on the final two pages of Chapter Nineteen, Mrs Malory and her son decide that the only reason for bothering to solve the mystery is so that the son's fiancee will feel like agreeing to a date for their marriage.
This feeling that the author has lost all interest in her story is further emphasised in the half-hearted denoument wherein the characters decide not to hand the murderer over to the police, nor even to stop him embezzling a regular £1,000+ per week, apparently for no better reason than ... well, quite frankly for no apparent reason at all!
It's a daft ending to a vacuous story, and totally inconsistent with the central character's typically 'conservative' thinking and behaviour as depicted in the previous books in the series.
On this showing, it's definitely time for Mrs Malory to hang up her magnifying glass and disappear quietly into the sunset.
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