The gentle art of murder / Jeanne M. Dams.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: One late-summer's evening, before the beginning of the new term, Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Newbitt, are guests at Sherebury University art department's drinks party to introduce the new teaching assistant sculptress Gillian Roberts. However, tragedy strikes on a tour of the art department, when the lift breaks down ans a corpse is discovered at the bottom of the shaft. Dorothy and Alan become involved in the ensuing investigation, putting their local knowledge and sleuthing skills to good use once again. But when another member of the art faculty goes missing and someone receives threatening phone calls, it seems the killer still has something to hide and may very well strike again.
    • ISBN:
      9781847515858 (trade paper)
      1847515851 (trade paper)
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    • ABNT:
      DAMS, J. M. The gentle art of murder. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2015. ISBN 9780727884817. Disponível em: Acesso em: 26 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Dams JM. The Gentle Art of Murder. Severn House; 2015. Accessed May 26, 2020.
    • APA:
      Dams, J. M. (2015). The gentle art of murder. Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dams, Jeanne M. 2015. The Gentle Art of Murder. A Dorothy Martin Mystery: Bk. 16. Severn House.
    • Harvard:
      Dams, J. M. (2015) The gentle art of murder. Severn House (A Dorothy Martin mystery: bk. 16). Available at: (Accessed: 26 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dams, JM 2015, The gentle art of murder, A Dorothy Martin mystery: bk. 16, Severn House, viewed 26 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Dams, Jeanne M. The Gentle Art of Murder. Severn House, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dams, Jeanne M. The Gentle Art of Murder. A Dorothy Martin Mystery: Bk. 16. Severn House, 2015.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dams JM. The gentle art of murder [Internet]. Severn House; 2015 [cited 2020 May 26]. (A Dorothy Martin mystery: bk. 16). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 May #1

In the latest Dorothy Martin mystery, the retired American schoolteacher—she now lives in England—is invited to attend a party at a local university. Her husband, retired Chief Constable Alan Nesbitt, is also in attendance. When a dead body is discovered on the university's premises, Dorothy and Alan are determined to find out who's responsible. This amateur-sleuth cozy features plenty of likely suspects and enough suspense to keep readers guessing. Dams, who also writes the America-set Hilda Johansson series, is a talented storyteller, and even though they stick to a familiar formula, the Dorothy Martin books are always entertaining and satisfying, and they have the distinct advantage of appealing to both cozy fans who favor classic golden-age mysteries in the Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers mold (though contemporary, the Martin novels have the feel of mid-twentieth-century whodunits) and readers who like the modern version, by such authors as Susan Wittig Albert and M. C. Beaton. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2015 April #4

Murder strikes the art department of England's Sherebury University in Dams's sedate 16th mystery featuring American expat schoolteacher Dorothy Martin (after 2014's Day of Vengeance). Soon after Dorothy and her retired policeman husband, Alan, arrive at a party to honor the talented new sculpture instructor, someone kills John Chandler, the department head. Chandler was wildly unpopular with his staff, in part because of draconian budget cuts. But that doesn't explain why he was both stabbed and poisoned before being dropped in an elevator shaft. Nor is it clear how a plane ticket from Greece or the horrendous vandalism in the art studios is connected. The obnoxious painter Will Braithwaite is everyone's favorite suspect, but there's no evidence. While the police investigate, so do Dorothy and Alan. Despite a couple of convenient coincidences that bring the case to a close, fans of warm and fuzzy traditional English mysteries will be satisfied. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron Agency. (June)

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