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Janet Neel

Teoksen Death's Bright Angel tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Janet Neel is an advisor to the Ministry of Defence.

Includes the name: Janet Neel

Sisältää myös: Janet Cohen (1)

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Tekijän teokset

Death's Bright Angel (1988) 157 kappaletta
Death Among the Dons (1993) 150 kappaletta
Death of a Partner (1991) 115 kappaletta
Death on Site (1989) 105 kappaletta
To Die For (1998) 91 kappaletta
A Timely Death (1996) 81 kappaletta
O Gentle Death (2000) 63 kappaletta
Ticket to Ride (2005) 39 kappaletta
Children of a Harsh Winter (1994) 14 kappaletta
The Highest Bidder (1992) 10 kappaletta

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Cohen, Janet Neel
Baroness Cohen of Pimlico
London, England, UK
Newnham College, Cambridge
crime novelist
BBC Governor
Life Peer
Labour Party (UK)
House of Lords
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Life Peerage (2000)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Janet Neel Cohen is a daughter of George Edric Neel, an architect, and his wife Mary Isabel Budge, a social worker. She was educated at South Hampstead High School, London, and graduated with honors from the University of Cambridge in 1962 with a B.A. in law.

She worked in the United States before returning to the UK to start practicing as a solicitor in 1965. In 1971, she married James Lionel Cohen. She served as a Governor of the BBC between 1994 and 1999. She was created Baroness Cohen of Pimlico in 2000 and sits in the House of Lords as a Labour peer.

As Janet Neel, she is the author of numerous crime novels, beginning with Death's Bright Angel in 1988. She has also written fiction under the name Janet Cohen.



"Award-winning author Janet Neel has hit the mark with this critically acclaimed British mystery series featuring Police Superintendent John McLeish and his wife, Francesca Wilson. On maternity leave, Francesca is grateful for a part-time position as the college's bursar--until she discovers murder at academia's ivory tower."

This is an outstanding mystery! Wonderful characterization, grand plotting -- the reader is kept guessing until the very last pages. Was it Neil, the perennial philanderer? Was it Alice, whose shoulder chip was at least a mile high? Was it Alice's husband, seemingly so devoted that he might murder to make her wishes come true? Was it Michael, whose jealousy over his wife's affair led him to violence, never mind he was having his own affair? Or someone as yet not introduced? You'll have to read the book to find out.… (lisätietoja)
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Aspenhugger | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 14, 2021 |
a shady developer dies at a convenient time for many
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ritaer | Jun 20, 2021 |
problems in a women's college
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ritaer | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 19, 2021 |
Janet Neel’s novels featuring the dynamic and accomplished civil servant, Francesca Wilson, and the competent and ambitious Detective Inspector John McLeish are a delight. Not only do they deliver highly polished and well-plotted crime mysteries, but they capture the atmosphere of Whitehall marvellously. Although they are now around thirty years old, and many aspects of working life in Whitehall has changed, their portrayal of the role and attitudes of the civil service remains valid.

This novel opens with the brutal murder in West London of Bill Fireman, a management accountant working for the Yorkshire textile manufacturer Britex. He had been down in London to attend a conference and to visit some suppliers, and was attacked on the way back to his hotel. The discovery of the body is reported to Edgware Road police station, and the investigation is assigned to Detective Inspector John McLeish. Initial indications suggested that Fireman may have been the victim of a random mugging, probably by someone desperate to fund a drug addiction. McLeish is not convinced, and huis copper’s intuition tells him that there is something further behind it. While returning from the scene of the murder, McLeish has a chance encounter with local resident, Francesca Wilson, with whom he is immediately smitten.

In the meantime, Britex has come to the attention of Francesca Wilson and her colleagues in the Department for Trade and Industry. Having traded successfully, if never spectacularly, for many years, Britex has recently found itself struggling to compete with cheap imports from Easter Europe and Asia. Orders are diminishing, and the company’s future looks bleak. The DTI has become aware of the difficulties and is considering whether it might intervene. Mcleish’s inventigation becomes increasingly entwined with the DTI review of britex, and before long there are further murders.

Francesca and McLeish are both appealing characters, being assertive and very capable in their respective fields, yet also sensitive and alert to the emotional currents swirling around them. Francesca also has a beguiling family – her considerable self-assurance (I know, I know, a dirty word) stems from having four younger brothers whom she helped bring up following her father’s tragically early death. All of her brothers, and indeed Francesca herself, are excellent singers, and the book is liberally strewn with enchanting references to different choral works, and several plugs for the various departmental and civil service- wide choirs.

All told, a very entertaining novel and the first volume in an appealing series.
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Eyejaybee | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 3, 2018 |



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