Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence

Mrs Malory Detective in Residence British from the tips of her sensible shoes to the lapels of her classic tweed suit the delightfully civilized Mrs Sheila Malory of Taviscombe England has a talent for solving the most frightfully

  • Title: Mrs. Malory: Detective in Residence
  • Author: Hazel Holt
  • ISBN: 9780451180179
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • British from the tips of her sensible shoes to the lapels of her classic tweed suit, the delightfully civilized Mrs Sheila Malory of Taviscombe, England, has a talent for solving the most frightfully uncivilized of crimes In this fifth outing into the dark byways of homicide, she leaves her cat and her village behind to teach a literature course at a small American colleBritish from the tips of her sensible shoes to the lapels of her classic tweed suit, the delightfully civilized Mrs Sheila Malory of Taviscombe, England, has a talent for solving the most frightfully uncivilized of crimes In this fifth outing into the dark byways of homicide, she leaves her cat and her village behind to teach a literature course at a small American colleged finds herself right at home instructing the local police in the ABCs of murder Mrs Sheila Malory gazes at a fabulously attractive man at the faculty party welcoming her to Wilmot College Unfortunately, Professor Carl Loring shares a penchant for malice with his brother, Max Loring, the curator at the nearby Whittler Institute Between them they have destroyed reputations, committed character assassinations, and killed colleagues careers Nearly everyone in this close knit academic community nestled in a Pennsylvania river valley wants to see them get their comeuppance And someone wants to see them dead Mrs Malory is soon plunged into a moral and most emotional dilemma amid the groves of academe The discovery first of Max s dead body, then Carl s, brings divorced, middle aged Police Lieutenant Mike Landis onto the scene and into her life Landis enjoys Mrs Malory s company, shares a passion for Shakespeare, and welcomes her help in solving a case where clues are few, but suspects are many Mrs Malory s close friend and hostess, Linda Kowolski, has motive and opportunity for committing at least one of the crimes So do a gorgeous graduate student who has been sexually harassed, a soft spoken writing professor who finds his future in jeopardy, and a powerful local businessman who may have blown millions on a forged work of art One by one the incomparable Mrs Malory uncovers the facts that add up to the shocking truth.

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    1. Hazel Holt is a British novelist She studied at King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham, England, and then Newnham College, Cambridge She went on to work at the International African Institute in London, where she became acquainted with the novelist Barbara Pym, whose biography she later wrote She also finished one of Pym s novels after Pym died Holt wrote her first novel in her sixties, and is a leading crime novelist She is best known for her Sheila Malory series Her son is the novelist Tom Holt.

    2. Sheila Malory is invited to spend a semester at a small university in Pennsylvania teaching English literature. Shortly after she arrives a body is discovered and Sheila is approached by the police officer investigating the case because she can give him an outsider's view of all the people involved.Sheila soon finds her loyalties divided as she wonders whether keeping a friend's secret is more important than keeping information from the police which could lead them to the perpetrator.This is an [...]

    3. I love academic mysteries, but not this one. The author was the literary executor for one of my favorite authors, Barbara Pym. I guess I expected Pym's writing wizardry to rub off on her close friend, Hazel. It certainly did not.The author's "detective in residence" really did no detecting, she just formed the most unlikely relationship with the policeman in charge. But that wasn't my problem with the book. Ms. Holt never provided any description of her principal character---we don't know what s [...]

    4. Mrs Malory comes to America! Having been offered a four-month teaching gig at a small college in Pennsylvania, Mrs Malory is in the US, visiting her friend Anne in Brooklyn (and spending much of her day on 5th Avenue, though not buying much.) The two will drive to Wilmot College where Mrs Malory will stay with Anne's sister Linda while she is teaching at the college. . . .To read the rest of this review go to my blog at maryslibrary.typepad/my_we

    5. Mrs. Sheila Malory has been invited to teach a literature course at a small American college. This means leaving her comfortable home, cat and life in the English town of Taviscombe for a few months.After arriving, while meeting and learning about the various faculty members, one of the least liked and most obnoxious is found murdered in an unusual location. While the majority of faculty members are glad to have him gone, no one can think of a reason. When another faculty member is found dead, t [...]

    6. I’ve never read one of these Mrs. Malory books before, and I’m glad I snagged this one. It was a delightful read even though I’ve done my usual silly dipping into a series somewhere other than the beginning.Sheila Malory is a literary critic who takes a visiting professorship at a small college in the U.S. Accordingly, despite her nervousness and fear, she leaves England to teach here for a semester. Before classes even start, a widely disliked employee of an institution adjacent to the sm [...]

    7. Traditional cozy about a British widow who goes to an American liberal arts college to tach for a semester. She meets the various characters in the English department and witnesses the discovery of one of her murdered colleagues. It was pleasant enough to read but became pretty dark at the end. A couple of unnecessary deaths. I won't look for more in the series.

    8. Wherever Sheila Malory goes, murder is sure to tag along. In Detective in Residence (aka Murder on Campus) Mrs. Malory travels across the pond to teach a literature course at a small college in Pennsylvania. It isn’t long before two particularly odious men associated with the college are murdered and she’s knee deep in the investigations. There are suspects aplenty and little grief for the victims. To add to her challenges, Mrs. Malory has to fend off the attentions of the smitten Lieutenant [...]

    9. I am sad to say that this was Hazel Holt's worst. Even Agatha Christie couldn't outdo Hazel Holt in murder and suicides. She talked so much thruoughout the book and didn't pay much attention to the the small details. She wanted to tell you about her little trips into the country with friends in just one paragraph. Hazel Holt brought Sheila into a different light; a woman who is dishonest and a liar. The way she defended the Loring Brothers, she actually became one of them as well. She didn't spe [...]

    10. Not as crazy about this one as I was about (several of) the other Mrs. Malory mysteries: taken out of the context of Taviscombe, the protagonist falls more than slightly flat. In her home town, it makes sense in a way that she'd be able to help the police because she's familiar with the locals, and able to talk to them in a way that no police officer ever could. You clam up when talking to the police, even if you have nothing to hide, while you might open up to the middle-aged widow who lives ne [...]

    11. Sheila is away spending 4 months in PA USA on this one. She is doing a visiting prof. role for the Fall semester. Her interlude within the American academics was interesting and fun for her food, animal, culture reactions. A jolly read as all in this series are. But it didn't get to 4 star because the who dunnit part in this #5 was contrived and some of the facts didn't make sense. I found Mike, the detective and her new friend- that characterization, it just seemed "off". What kind of homicide [...]

    12. This is another in the series of mysteries about Sheila Malory. In this story, Sheila is in America teaching a class at a small college. There the academic politics is awful and the in-fighting is lead by Carl Lofting. When Carl's brother Max is murdered, Mrs Malory can't resist snooping around and getting involved. In the earlier tales in the series, the local detectives are willing to include Sheila in her investigations. The fact that the local police detective in Allensbury is willing to do [...]

    13. A mystery of the cozy variety set in a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania and fifth in the series. Sheila Malory arrives from England to spend a semester at the college, invited by her friend Linda to do some mild teaching and thesis advising. Unpleasant people start dying and the divorced local cop takes such a shine to Sheila that he makes her his assistant. The author's take on the many ways academic colleagues can rub each other the wrong way and the depth of feeling that academic po [...]

    14. This isn't the best-written series in the world. The best part about reading this series is that it takes place in a small village in England. This book doesn't even have that going for it. In it, Mrs Mallory becomes a visiting professor in a small Pennsylvania college. Her few observations about the differences between the US and the UK are interesting, but they don't make up for the poor writing and far-fetched solution to the mystery.

    15. Another good English cozy in the series by Hazel Holt. This one takes place in America on the campus of an American University. The mystery was good and kept me guessing until the very end of the book. And even though it was a good book I do much prefer the setting of the lovely English village the heroine Shelia Mallory lives in; Taviscombe.

    16. The series just gets better and better. This is Book #5 - Mrs. Malory spends a semester in the States teaching.

    17. This Mrs. Malory mystery is unique in that the reader is offered an opportunity to see America from the "west country" point of view. Delightful and surprising!

    18. I found this book on my desk this morning with a note that said, "This is a cute summer read that I thought you might enjoy!" It was left for me by one of our English professors.

    19. 4.5 I love all of the books in this series. Mrs. Mallory travels to the U.S. as a guest lecturer at a small college.

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