Elementary Murder

by A. J. Wright | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 074901959X Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFlutterbies9wing of Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on 5/27/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFlutterbies9wing from Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Monday, May 27, 2019
Synopsis from Fantastic Fiction.

"1894, Wigan. Miss Dorothea Gadsworth is interviewed for a teaching vacancy at George Street Elementary, but is ultimately dismissed as a candidate. The following Monday morning, her body is discovered in a locked classroom with a note by her side. DS Michael Brennan is called in to investigate what appears to be a straightforward suicide, but his instincts tell him there is more to this case than meets the eye. With the door locked from the inside, staff members with plenty to hide and a student missing from the school, DS Brennan, aided by the scowling Constable Jaggery, wrestles with one of his most intricate investigations yet."

This is book 2 of the Lancashire Detective series.

Journal Entry 2 by wingFlutterbies9wing at Meare, Somerset United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 28, 2019
This has been read by both Mr Flutterbies9 and myself. When he read it he stated that he liked this author and would like to continue the series when it was available.

Again, the historical elements of the plot were very interesting and obviously well researched and this time the plot was much more convoluted and not so easy to guess early what was going to happen! In fact, the plotline was almost split into two parts and only came together again very near the end of the book. Detective Sergeant Michael Brennan and his burly sidekick Constable Jaggery are expanding their working relationship and I liked the highlighted differences in how education was treated, how children were treated and just, how the world was viewed even at the time with such blatant hypocrisy in relations between men and women. This second book in the series was moving on a year and built on the first well and I can see why Mr Flutterbies9 would like to follow this author.
To my mind, this as near a 'cosy murder' as Mr Flutterbies9 will read, and it does come very much from a male viewpoint, however I was pleasantly surprised to find that I also enjoyed it as much as I did.

I have a vague plan for this but it will have to wait for a while.

Released 3 yrs ago (7/31/2019 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom


Happy travels little book

Journal Entry 4 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Arrived on Sat 3rd of Aug 2019 in a 6 book, Birthday parcel from the wonderful Flutterbies9. The other books in the parcel are:
• The Polish Detective (D.S. Danuta Gorska 1) – Hania Allan
• A Pitying Of Doves (Birder Murder Mystery 2) – Steve Burrows
• Marked to Die (Bradecote & Catchpoll 3) – Sarah Hawkswood
• A Corpse in Shining Armour (Liberty Lane 3, aka A Family Affair) – Caro Peacock
• Striking Murder (Lancashire Detective 1) – A.J. Wright

ELEMENTARY MURDER (Lancashire Detective 2) by A.J. WRIGHT (2017) | ISBN: 0-7490-1949-2 / 978-0-7490-1949-5 (UK PB) | Publisher: Allison & Busby

Journal Entry 5 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Decided to re-read before moving on. Disappointingly, none of my post-it notes are left within the front cover, detailing my reading. I expect I read it just after the first novel in this series, so presume around 18 Jan 2019. Do recall enjoying it but want to note more than that if I am to search out books three & four someday. Arrived with book one, and I'm planning sending them off together. Thanks again Flutterbies9.

Journal Entry 6 by wingrainbow3wing at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, June 11, 2022

Released 9 mos ago (6/10/2022 UTC) at Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom


A quote from the book cover that nails it.

So much going on here, not the least a great sense of the motivations for the lethal actions sitting realistically within the social settings of the times. Added confusion and intrigue offered with the high-handed actions of teacher, Jane R and her fiancé, and the involvement of the Waifs and Strays Institute was so tragic. That reminded me of a story Dad told of a young school friend, an orphan possibly, being whisked off to Australia. Dad clearly never forgot that.

Time to ensure the rest of the books in this series are on my wishlist. So pleased to have book two in this series to send off with book one, enjoy kinedi.

Please do, while on your travels, BookCrossing book check in from time to say hello. A wee journal note will do the trick.  Cheers rainbow3.

Journal Entry 7 by kinedi at Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, June 13, 2022
Arrived today as a wonderful sweepstake surprise, thank you!

Released 1 mo ago (2/5/2023 UTC) at Sedgefield Farmers Market 🥔 in Sedgefield, County Durham United Kingdom


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