(From the publisher):
Antonia Fraser's first collection of short stories is a feast of mingled delight and suspense, for aficionados and others. There are five Jemima Shore stories including her first ever Jemima Shore mystery in which she is involved at the age of fifteen whilst still at her convent school, which featured many years later in Quiet as a Nun
. Jemima is at her sparkling best as she solves the case of the Parr children up in a remote corner of the Scottish highlands; and elegantly deals with the case of a missing bride on a romantic Venetian honeymoon. Nor is she afraid to get wet at the Holland Pool where in-laws feud and plot in the cubicles; and relatives are also closely involved in the murder at Arcangelo's Salon, where Jemima has her hair done...
Among the other riches are four "real crime" stories -- very much on the domestic front. There is the wicked stepmother, Paulina, in 'Death of an Old Dog'. The death of a cat is central in another story featuring a loving mother, and there is the case involving Emily who is threatened by a stepfather. We cross the Atlantic for a witty yet sinister tale of literary life, 'Have a Nice Death.' Antonia Fraser then moves on to mystery: the ghostly visitor to the bedroom of two children; another child Johnny, whose mother is not as robust as she might be; the mother on her own who has problems with her Mini; and finally a sophisticated tale about a group of friends holidaying in Tuscany.
- Jemima Shore's First Case
- The Case of the Parr Children
- Swimming Will Be the Death of You
- Your Appointment is Cancelled
- The Girl Who Wanted to See Venice
- Death of an Old Dog
- Have a Nice Death
- Who Would Kill a Cat?
- Doctor Zeit
- On the Battlements
- The Night Mother
- Who's Been Sitting in My Car?
Original title: Jemima Shore's First Case
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective
The following works are contained within this one:
Jemima Shore's First Case (1986) [Short Story]
Author: Antonia Fraser