False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery / Veronica Heley.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When the party wall dividing the gardens of Bea Abbot and her fiancé Leon collapses, amongst the ensuing chaos a human skeleton is unearthed in Leon's garden. Having only just purchased the property, Leon and Bea set out to discover more about the house's previous owners. Before they can proceed in their investigation however, the pair fall victim to an elaborately-laid trap. With her home, livelihood and the agency under threat, Bea appears to be the subject of a meticulously-planned vendetta. But why? And why is Leon becoming strangely distant?
    • ISBN:
      0727885766
      9780727885760
    • Accession Number:
      ocn919342417
      919342417
    • Accession Number:
      fay.485889
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HELEY, V. False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2016. ISBN 0727885766. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889. Acesso em: 2 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Heley V. False Wall : A Bea Abbot Agency Mystery. First world edition. Severn House; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889. Accessed April 2, 2020.
    • APA:
      Heley, V. (2016). False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery (First world edition.). Severn House.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Heley, Veronica. 2016. False Wall : A Bea Abbot Agency Mystery. First world edition. Abbot Agency Mystery: [10]. Severn House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889.
    • Harvard:
      Heley, V. (2016) False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery. First world edition. Severn House (Abbot Agency mystery: [10]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889 (Accessed: 2 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Heley, V 2016, False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery, First world edition., Abbot Agency mystery: [10], Severn House, viewed 2 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Heley, Veronica. False Wall : A Bea Abbot Agency Mystery. First world edition., Severn House, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Heley, Veronica. False Wall : A Bea Abbot Agency Mystery. First world edition. Abbot Agency Mystery: [10]. Severn House, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Heley V. False wall : a Bea Abbot Agency mystery [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 2]. (Abbot Agency mystery: [10]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.485889

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 March #1

Bea Abbott may look like a dithery old lady, but that's far off the mark. Bea runs a successful domestic agency in London, solves the occasional mystery, and has a strong religious faith to support her when times get tough. In her latest adventure, Bea is shocked when the solid brick wall separating her property from her neighbors' falls down, with massive damage to her backyard. When the owner of the fallen wall invites Bea and her longtime beau, Leon, to a party shortly afterward, she thinks it must be to make up for the damage their wall did. Instead, she and Leon are drugged and photographed in compromising, albeit falsely arranged, circumstances, and Bea's house is set on fire. It takes all of Bea's courage to face the fact that her neighbors have attacked her, and as she digs into possible motives, she uncovers a desperate and dangerous family willing to take any risk to preserve their profligate lifestyle. An intriguing plot, a tough-minded heroine, and a satisfying ending make this an entertaining read. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 April #1

The collapse of a garden wall dividing Bea's property from her friend Leon's newly acquired home unearths a human skeleton. The proprietor of the Abbot Agency begins to wonder about the property's previous owners. Bea must protect both her business and her friendship with Leon. Readers will not be disappointed in the tenth book of the series (False Impression); excellent characterizations and plotting abound.

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PW Reviews 2016 February #5

Bea Abbot faces a host of problems in Heley's muddled 10th mystery featuring the domestic agency proprietress (after 2015's False Impression). First, the brick wall that separates her suburban London property from that of her multibillionaire fiancé, Leon Holland, suddenly collapses, knocking over a sycamore tree and leaving her garden devastated. Soon afterward, the police find human remains in Leon's garden. At a party at another neighbor's house, someone drugs Bea's drink. In a panic, Bea goes in search of Leon, only to look out a window and see that her house is on fire. She later worries that if she has to leave her damaged home, she'll have no agency—and no income. Both resolute and needy, Bea must rely on her detection skills and her friends' help to determine who's got it in for her and why. Though everything fits together in the end, too many characters with multiple agendas make for an incoherent puzzle. (Apr.)

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