[PDF / Epub] ★ Something Wicked By Elizabeth Ferrars – Bluevapours.co.uk When Andrew Basnettmain character in the series a retired professor of botany took his nephew's cottage in a uiet Oxfordshire village for the winter he didn't expect to find himself living opposite a When Andrew Basnettmain character in the series a retired professor of botany took his nephew's cottage in a uiet Oxfordshire village for the winter he didn't expect to find himself living opposite a woman locally reputed to have killed her husband even though an unbreakable alibi meant she had never been brought to trial Nor did he expect to find himself cut off from all mains services as the result of a blizzard And he certainly did not expect to discover in his cold dark living room the body of the village's second murder victim A psychological thriller you will want to finish.
EX FerrarsBorn Morna Doris McTaggart in Rangoon Burma of a Scottish father and an Irish German mother she grew up in England where she moved at age six She attended Bedales school and then took a diploma in journalism at London UniversityHer first two novels 'Turn Single' and 'Broken Music' came out under her own name Morna McTaggart In the early s she married her first husband but she left him moved to Belsize Park in London and lived with Dr Robert Brown a lecturer in botany at Bedford College in She eventually divorced her first husband in October and married Dr later Professor BrownIt was in that her first crime novel 'Give a Corpse a Bad Name' was published under the pseudonymn that she had adopted Elizabeth sometimes Elizabeth X particularly in the USA Ferrars the Ferrars her mother's maiden name This novel featured her young detective Toby Dyke who was to feature in four other of her novelsWhen her husband was offered a post at Cornell University in the USA the couple moved there but remained only a year before returning to Britain They travelled with her husband's work on one occasion visiting Adelaide when he was a visiting professor at the University of South Australia and later moved to Edinburgh where her husband was appointed Regius Professor of Botany and they lived in the city until when on her husband's retirement they moved to Blewsbury in Oxfordshire where they lived until her sudden death in She continued to write a crime novel almost every year and in she was a founding member of the Crime Writers' Association of which she later became chairperson in As well as her short series of works featuring Toby Dyke she wrote a series featuring retired botanist Andrew Basnett and another series featuring a semi estranged married couple Virginia and Felix Freer All in all she wrote over seventy novels her final one 'A Thief in the Night' being published posthumouslyJacues Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor described her as having a sound enough grasp of motives and human relations and a due regard for probability and techniue but whose people and plot are so standardGerry WolstenholmeNovember .
- 320 pages
- Something Wicked
- Elizabeth Ferrars
- 04 October 2015 Elizabeth Ferrars