Death and the Joyful Woman (Felse Investigations Series #2)

Death and the Joyful Woman (Felse Investigations Series #2)

by Ellis Peters

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A millionaire is murdered and Inspector Felse, after sifting through the few shreds of evidence, finally arrests Kitty Norris, his teenaged son Dominic's first love. A young man's infatuation soon becomes something far more dangerous, though, as Dominic takes on Kitty's cause--in direct opposition to his father's investigation.

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ISBN-13: 9780446400688
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Series: Felse Investigations Series , #2
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.

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Death and the Joyful Woman (George Felse and Family Series #2) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BonnieJune54 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nice characters. I liked the early twist that turned a murder mystery convention on its head.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Inspector Felse must come to terms with the fact that his son is edging toward manhood. Dominic features a great deal in this mystery, and that's fine with me, because I love reading about his relationship with his father. The mystery is not exactly second fiddle in the story, but for me it was not as interesting as the characters, their motivations and the setting. I enjoyed this Felse story very much.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lovely. I was just about crying at the end - it's a funny mixture of real danger and concern, and delicate handling of (mostly adolescent) dignity. I remembered the picture and what it really was, but not the murderer - though I figured it out about the time Dominic did, before we were told. And why, again long before we were told. Dom was ridiculously brave and reckless - it was a lot of danger to put himself in! And here again there's the emotional side of it - he did it to help Kitty, which was all the reason he needed. By any rational measure, what he did was stupid - but it worked. Good story, Peters' normal excellent characterization, and at least two mysteries elegantly intertwined (again, as usual). Very good.