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Book Information: Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories

Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories (1991) [Collection]
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Series: Jemima Shore

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Rescued from freezing London by an assignment in the West Indies, Jemima Shore looks forward to a straightforward story, sunshine and rum punch, and maybe a little moonlight and romance. Instead she finds herself embroiled in the heated politics of an all-too-extended family in the title story. An impromptu recitation of the ballad "The Tragedy of Sir Patrick Spens" sparks another tragedy in the hallowed halls of academe in "The Blude-Red Wine." Jemima takes a working holiday among those seeking a fresh start to life in "Cry-by-Night" but finds violent death is no respecter of new ventures. In "Getting to Know You," the intrepid reporter gains firsthand knowledge of the subject of two of her exposes - and nearly loses her life. Antonia Fraser proves herself equally at home exploring the dark hearts and lethal secrets on the other side of the law. In "Out for the Countess," a jealous wife thrills to the beauty of an operatic tale of betrayal and suffering, while engineering an equally dramatic revenge for the lovers who wronged her. A pair of elderly siblings contrive a bet with fatal results in the darkly comic "House Poison." Noisy campers, quantities of Greek wine, and a sensual sunbather become entangled in holiday unpleasantness - but, after all, "The Moon Was to Blame." Literate, sophisticated, and deliciously witty, these stories are a welcome addition to the exploits of Jemima Shore and an introduction to other, shadier characters Antonia Fraser creates with superb skill.

Original title: Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives


The following works are contained within this one:
     Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Cry by Night (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Blude-Red Wine, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Moon Was to Blame, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Out for the Countess (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Getting to Know You (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     Twist, the (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser
     House Poison (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser

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Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories (1991)
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Language: English

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Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave and Other Stories (1991)


ISBN: 074513436X

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