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ISBN:
0786280271
Author:
Simon Brett
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2005)
Pages:
456 pages
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1647 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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I like the work of Simon Brett I've read so far, this being the first Fethering Mystery. Which was why I found "The Witness at the Wedding" to be such a pleasure

I like the work of Simon Brett I've read so far, this being the first Fethering Mystery. I thought Carole and Jude were believably portrayed, with human flaws, foibles, and all-particularly Carole. Which was why I found "The Witness at the Wedding" to be such a pleasure. To being with the storyline was a truly tantalising one - a murder that had been committed about 30 years ago and that's still affecting those concerned.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. The Witness at the Wedding. The Fethering Mysteries 2005, EN. Carole’s son is getting married to a wonderful girl-with rather odd parents. Not only do they have no interest in meddling with wedding preparations, but the mere thought of publicizing the affair frightens them beyond words. And when the father of the bride is found brutally murdered, Carole enlists Jude’s help in finding an uninvited guest before the festivities become completely funereal

Not only do they have no interest in meddling with wedding preparations, but the mere thought of publicizing the affair frightens them beyond words.

The Fethering Mysteries 06; The Witness at the Wedding. And when the father of the bride is found brutally murdered, Carole enlists Jude’s help in finding an uninvited guest before the festivities become completely funereal.

Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full-time. In 2014 he won the CWA’s prestigious Diamond Dagger for an outstanding body of work. He was awarded an OBE in the 2016 New Year’s Honours for services to literature and also was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. The Witness at the Wedding is the sixth book in the series.

I love Simon Brett's Mrs. Pargeter series, and am intermittently fond of Charles Paris, but after reading two or three . Another wonderful mystery! In The Witness at the Wedding Carole's son is getting married and his fiancé's family has many secrets. Pargeter series, and am intermittently fond of Charles Paris, but after reading two or three of this Feathering series, I am officially done with it. This author is so prolific, I suppose it is inevitable that some of his efforts will be misses. I don't like the neurotic portrayal of Carol. Carole and Jude become embroiled in the family's mystery with some dangerous outcomes. Once again, the characters were interesting, the mystery intriguing, and parts of it were quite funny.

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Simon Brett worked as a producer in radio and television before taking up writing full time. He is married with three grown-up children and lives in an Agatha Christie-style village on the South Downs. This is his sixth Fethering Mystery. Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Witness at the Wedding: A Fethering Novel 6. Carole Seddon's son is about to be married. But as plans for the big day get underway, Stephen's future parents-in-law, Marie and Harold, seem desperate to keep the affair as discreet as possible. Then, after a quiet engagement party, Harold disappears. only to be found dead the next day, in a burnt out car in Epping Forest.

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In the seaside town of Fethering, Carole Seddon's son is getting married to a wonderful girl - with rather odd parents. Not only do they have no interest in meddling with wedding preparations, but the mere thought of publicizing the affair frightens them beyond words. And when the father of the bride is found brutally murdered, Carole enlists Jude's help in finding an uninvited guest before the festivities become completely funereal.
  • Conjuril
I like the work of Simon Brett I've read so far, this being the first Fethering Mystery. I thought Carole and Jude were believably portrayed, with human flaws, foibles, and all--particularly Carole. Not sure I'd want to spend any more time with Carole, though...she is a bit depressing, and if's that what life is like for a middle-aged divorcee, heck, might as well end it now. I did LOVE the description of her relationship with her pathetic ex-husband (erm). I also enjoyed the excursion to France to see Grand'mere. A bit more explanation (for readers coming into the series at this point) as to why Carole and Jude do this sleuthing would have helped make sense of their involvement/interference.
The mystery was so-so, suspenseful enough to keep me turning the pages, but not so exciting that I could read it for hours on end at a time. ///POSSIBLE SPOILER///
I suspected the real perp before the great revelation, and the climax when Carole is in danger didn't cause me undue alarm. The ending was a bit contrived.
All in all, a decent plot and some perceptive observations.
  • Cells
This book is the sort that makes one think, "gosh, I could do better than that". It's a very standard, somewhat tedious mystery where the perpetrator is obvious early on. I expected better from Simon Brett.
  • Tujar
The Witness at the Wedding by Simon Brett.

Carole's son Stephen and his fiance Gaby are in the process of planning their wedding. The date is set for this September with none of the arrangements in order as of yet. Carole is looking forward to an afternoon lunch to meet with Gaby's parents but not exactly looking forward to that lunch to also include her ex David. She had been forewarned that the Martins were a little off the beaten path as far as being sociable people but that was not enough to prepare her for their standoffish stance on the wedding. Their choice of the proper hotel was so far off the mark in Carole's opinion that it took her by surprise. That's not to mention they wanted no part of any public announcements made to the fact of any engagement or wedding.

This mystery as to why the Martins were in actuality afraid of drawing any attention to themselves was one that had Carole perplexed and wondering. Then there's Jude, Carole's neighbor and good friend. Jude has volunteered to bring Gita, a former client & friend, for a stay at Woodside cottage as she recovers from a breakdown of sorts. Jude, always the wise one in unearthing the reasoning behind ailments, soon develops a camaraderie with Gita by bringing her journalistic talents to the forefront.
This was one of the earlier Fethering Mysteries and in my opinion one of the best. The characters were believable and complex as was the mystery. Intense and well written were only two of the reasons that kept me focused. Excellent and definitely recommended to all mystery lovers.
  • Ramsey`s
The sublime joy of reading another well written and absolutely riveting British "cozy" should never ever be underestimated -- and I really cannot fully express what a joy it was to read Simon Brett's latest Fethering installment, "The Witness at the Wedding."

While Carole Seddon is pleased about the approaching wedding of her son, Stephen, to the effervescent and capable Gaby Martin, she's not too terribly keen on their notion to marry in Fethering. And her feelings of reservation and disquiet grow even larger when she finally meets Gaby's parents, the reserved and drab Howard and Marie Martin, who have eschewed all involvement in planning Gaby's wedding and who seem absolutely horrified about Stephen's desire to place an announcement about the upcoming wedding in the newspapers. What are the Martins so afraid of? But when Howard Martin is found murdered in a manner reminiscent of one committed 30 years ago, Carole is sure that there is something in the Martins' past that is haunting them and may have set off a dangerous chain of events. The Martins, however, are good at guarding their secrets, and Carole senses that it is not going to be easy to get them to open up. Determined to help Stephen and Gaby achieve their happily ever-after ending, Carole decides to do some sleuthing of her own -- of course with the help of her friend and neighbour, the inestimable Jude...

Fan though I am of this series, I will admit that not every installment has been an absolutely riveting read. Which was why I found "The Witness at the Wedding" to be such a pleasure. To being with the storyline was a truly tantalising one -- a murder that had been committed about 30 years ago and that's still affecting those concerned. And then there was the pacing -- Simon Brett did a fantastic job of subtly layering on the suspense, even as he maintained the even pacing. And then of course there was the well developed and defined characters -- I especially liked that Carole is still the same prickly and slightly prejudiced character that she was when the series first started. Of course she has changed slightly for the better, but in essentials she's still very much the same Carole Seddon here as she was in the first Fethering mystery, "The Body on the Beach."

In all I spent a wonderful afternoon wrapped up in this book, and would recommend to anyone who's looking for a nice British "cozy" to sit down and curl up with.