The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery / by Simon Brett.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      1st ed.
    • ISBN:
      9781594148903 : HRD
      1594148902 : HRD
    • Accession Number:
      2009014850
    • Accession Number:
      fay.291006
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRETT, S. The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery. 1st ed. [s. l.]: Five Star, 2009. ISBN 9781594148903. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006. Acesso em: 17 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brett S. The Poisoning in the Pub : A Fethering Mystery. 1st ed. Five Star; 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006. Accessed February 17, 2020.
    • APA:
      Brett, S. (2009). The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery (1st ed.). Five Star.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brett, Simon. 2009. The Poisoning in the Pub : A Fethering Mystery. 1st ed. Five Star. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006.
    • Harvard:
      Brett, S. (2009) The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery. 1st ed. Five Star. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006 (Accessed: 17 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brett, S 2009, The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery, 1st ed., Five Star, viewed 17 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brett, Simon. The Poisoning in the Pub : A Fethering Mystery. 1st ed., Five Star, 2009. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brett, Simon. The Poisoning in the Pub : A Fethering Mystery. 1st ed. Five Star, 2009. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brett S. The poisoning in the pub : a Fethering mystery [Internet]. 1st ed. Five Star; 2009 [cited 2020 Feb 17]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.291006

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2009 September #1

*Starred Review* Brett, long accomplished in weaving social comedy into his mysteries, injects some stinging investigative reporting this time on the current corporate takeover and transformation of traditional English pubs from homegrown establishments into tourist traps. In the tenth Fethering mystery (named after the West Sussex village where the action is set), the two leads, repressed Carole and New Agey Jude—neighbors and sometime sleuths—are at the local Crown and Anchor pub when there's a run for the loos. Various people, including Carole, are dropping like flies, probably due to food poisoning. Even in their weakened state, it strikes them as odd that the press arrives on the scene almost immediately. Did someone know the scallops would be sabotaged ahead of time? Disaster upon disaster befalls Ted Crisp, the Crown and Anchor landlord. First, the food goes off, then the pub is shuttered for health inspection, then a bunch of bikers move in, leaving one illegal kitchen worker stabbed in their wake. Carole and Jude, friends of Crisp's, have front-row seats to the mayhem and move in on their suspect, who is also found murdered. Brett has some fun with a stand-up comic who offers his services, at great cost, to Crisp. The world of down-at-heels showbiz hopefuls that Brett brought so brilliantly to life in his Charles Paris mysteries appears here again. Brett's Fethering mysteries have been classified as cozies, but this is a cozy with a biting social conscience. Don't miss it. Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2009 October #1

After a number of Fethering locals get food poisoning at their favorite pub, amateur sleuths Jude and Carole launch an investigation to save the owner from ruin. VERDICT This cozy series (Blood at the Bookies) is as popular as Brett's Charles Paris books and his Mrs. Pargeter novels. Recommend this to readers who love satisfying mysteries set in charming small English towns.

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PW Reviews 2009 September #4

Business at the venerable Crown and Anchor pub is flagging—and with good reason—in Brett's droll 10th mystery set in the West Sussex town of Fethering (after 2008's Blood at the Bookies). An outbreak of food poisoning, with attendant bad press, temporarily shuts down the establishment. Then the grand reopening is spoiled by a rowdy biker gang and the brutal stabbing death of a beloved, mentally challenged kitchen helper. Before you can say "plowman's lunch," plucky Carole Seddon and her friend, Jude, are on the case. As "women of a certain age," Carole and Jude are often underestimated, a circumstance they use to good advantage, along with dogged persistence, feminine wiles and people skills. Those with counter-corporate leanings will enjoy the bashing meted out on a McPub chain bent on driving traditional public houses out of business. (Nov.)

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