The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery / Simon Brett.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Very little disturbs the ordered calm of Fethering, a self-contained retirement settlement on England's southern coast. Which is precisely why Carole Seddon has chosen to reside there. The last thing Carole expects to encounter in Fethering is a new neighbor with but one name and an obviously colourful past. 'Jude' was not really Fethering ... but neither was the body Carole found on the beach. A body, it has to be said, that has disappeared by the time the police arrive. Only Jude is ready to believe what Carole says she saw -- and from that moment on, the two women are resolved to turn detectives.
    • ISBN:
      0425175006
      9780425175002
    • Accession Number:
      99045794
    • Accession Number:
      ocm42420747
      42420747
    • Accession Number:
      fay.526623
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRETT, S. The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. [s. l.]: Berkley Prime Crime, 2000. ISBN 0425175006. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623. Acesso em: 30 mar. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Brett S. The Body on the Beach : A Fethering Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. Berkley Prime Crime; 2000. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623. Accessed March 30, 2020.
    • APA:
      Brett, S. (2000). The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery (Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed.). Berkley Prime Crime.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brett, Simon. 2000. The Body on the Beach : A Fethering Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. Berkley Prime Crime. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623.
    • Harvard:
      Brett, S. (2000) The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. Berkley Prime Crime. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623 (Accessed: 30 March 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brett, S 2000, The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery, Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed., Berkley Prime Crime, viewed 30 March 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Brett, Simon. The Body on the Beach : A Fethering Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed., Berkley Prime Crime, 2000. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brett, Simon. The Body on the Beach : A Fethering Mystery. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. Berkley Prime Crime, 2000. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brett S. The body on the beach : a Fethering mystery [Internet]. Berkley Prime Crime 1st ed. Berkley Prime Crime; 2000 [cited 2020 Mar 30]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.526623

Reviews

Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 July 2000

/*Starred Review*/ Brett spikes the cozy British mystery with wry humor, as seen in his two previous series: the first starring Charles Paris, a mostly sauced actor who solves backstage murders; the second revolving around Mrs. Pargeter, a widow who inherits her husband's criminal empire. Here he launches a new series, The Fethering Mysteries, starring Carole Seddon, who wants nothing more to happen in her life and who lives in a town that seems perfectly suited to her needs. After taking early retirement, the divorced Carol moves to the seaside village of Fethering on England's southern coast, where the strict zoning laws prohibit all but the most constrained living arrangements. Even so, Carole's resolve "to exclude the unexpected" is soon washed up, along with the body of a middle-aged man she discovers on her daily constitutional. By the time Carole reports the body, it has disappeared, and police dismiss her as hysterical, forcing Carole into sleuthing to prove her sanity . Carole's life is further disrupted by a pesky new neighbor who insists on joining her in detective work and by two more suspicious deaths--all in the course of a single week in "safe" Fethering. Brett is a master at subtle characterization, superb setting, and plotting in which his characters solve themselves in the process of solving murders. ((Reviewed July 2000)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

LJ Reviews 2000 July #1

Brett, known for his Charles Paris and Mrs. Pargeter series, begins a new set featuring the recently retired Carole Seddon and new neighbor Jude. The two live in the beachside village of Fetherington, where Carole discovers a corpse. An impressive debut, marked by the usual attention to wit and detail. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

PW Reviews 2000 July #4

Fans of Brett's witty Mrs. Pargeter and Charles Paris mysteries will cheer this buoyant launch of a series set in the English seaside town of Fethering (mischievously situated "not far from Tarring"). It's here that Carole Seddon, a fiftyish divorcee late of the Home Office, has settled, content to live a sensible, orderly retirement. But two events conspire to disrupt Carole's rigid routine: the arrival of an alarmingly casual new neighbor who insists on being called, merely, "Jude"; and the discovery of a dead middle-aged male on the Fethering beach. When Carole informs the police about the body, they dismiss her as a menopausal hysteric; after all, their subsequent search of the area yielded no trace of evidence. But when a haggard, drug-deranged woman appears at Carole's door with a gun, demanding to know if Carole located a knife on the body, Carole realizes that the corpse had been moved just before the police search. When a local teenage boy is found washed up on the beach, it's Jude who convinces Carole that the two deaths are somehow connected and deserving of the two neighbors' full attention. Carole and Jude have surprising depth as characters, even though Brett overplays his hand in refusing to reveal any details of Jude's former life, including her surname. But the yin/yang relationship of the women is both mysterious and wholly believable, and the seacoast setting is so vivid you can taste the salty air. For late-summer beach reading, this is a cracking good choice. (Aug.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.