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Hand In Glove de Robert Goddard
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Hand In Glove (1992)

de Robert Goddard

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"His superb plotting, his embattled, idealistic heroes in a corrupt world, and his ability to surprise, delight, and enthrall his readers have earned Robert Goddard a reputation that grows with each book." "With Hand in Glove, Goddard gives us not only an engaging hero, but a wonderfully winning heroine, both of whom leave complacent lives to solve a literary mystery whose roots weave back to the Spanish Civil War. Tristram Abberley was a renowned English poet of the 1930s who died fighting in Spain for the Republicans. Nearly fifty years later, his sister and literary executor, Beatrix, is murdered during what appears to be a robbery at her home. But robbery, it transpires, is only one of the complex motives that underlie her murder." "When Charlotte Ladram inherits her godmother Beatrix's house, she begins to uncover the kinds of secrets that people are murdered for. Beatrix scattered clues among relatives and friends, and Charlotte begins to discover disturbing facts that force her to take a second look at people she has known and trusted all her life. Slowly, she awakens to her responsibility to the dead, as well as to the living." "For antique dealer Colin Fairfax has been falsely accused of Beatrix's murder. Colin's brother Derek is as determined to save him as Charlotte is to get to the truth of her legacy. The two join forces, caught up in a dark and dramatic chain of events that lends not only to the discovery of a shocking literary sleight of hand, but also to the demands of romantic love." "Moving between rural England and New York City, Paris and Wales, Tunbridge Wells and wartime Spain, Robert Goddard weaves a compelling tale, combining family mystery, dark conspiracy, literary chicanery, and the happy surprises of love." "It is no surprise that Robert Goddard is British prime minister John Major's favorite author for, like politics, Robert Goddard's novels are full of devious happenings and unexpected twists - in both, things are seldom what they seem."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mais)
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  Katealayne | Jul 12, 2021 |
More of a 3.5. Not quite as good as the other Goddard I've read, In Pale Battalions, but I feel it's still a notch or two above contemporary mysteries. The story begins with the cold-blooded murder of the sister, Beatrix, of a famous poet, Tristram Abberley. At first it is thought Beatrix has been killed for robbery but there's a darker motive. The antique dealer Colin Fairfax, is framed for the crime. The locales stretch from Wales to southern England to France to Spain. Letters from Tristram to Beatrix during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s and memories of some of the former combatants connect with the action decades later. A mystery surrounds the authorship of the poems, especially the posthumous poems in a collection: Spanish Lines. What big secret is hidden in the letters besides Tristram's possible motive for writing them? The brother of the accused, Derek, tries desperately to prove Colin's innocence. Derek joins forces with Charlotte, goddaughter of the murder victim. Bequeathed Beatrix's cottage, Charlotte begins to discover secrets and lies of her extended family. Derek and Charlotte are drawn into a maelstrom of lies upon lies, duplicity, terror, and a kidnapping.

This novel was very well plotted and written. Just when you think you know what's coming, something completely unexpected happens. This occurs over and over. The novel was exciting all through; I felt nothing was boring. The showdown with the kidnappers of Charlotte's niece in Spain was chilling. The novel was as much a thriller as a mystery. It was absolutely gripping reading. ( )
  janerawoof | May 5, 2014 |
A complex plot with a family mystery dating back to the Spanish Civil War. ( )
  oldstick | Mar 26, 2014 |
It pains me to have to warn you off Hand in Glove if you’ve never read one of Goddard's books. If you make this your first one you might not come back for more and that would be a shame since he’s written much stronger, more cohesive books. From a set-up perspective, this one falls much like his others, the protagonists are drawn into a situation with far-reaching repercussions and they basically have to go it alone with very little help from police. There’s a long-buried mystery and flashes to the past, but unfortunately this time that mystery was too obscure and even long-lost letters and literary fraud couldn’t save it. There’s too much back and forth, too many characters and I didn’t find any of those characters to be particularly interesting. Oh well, every book can’t be perfect and I’m glad this one was a library sale fifty-center. ( )
  Bookmarque | Nov 3, 2013 |
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  judikasp | Jan 3, 2013 |
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"His superb plotting, his embattled, idealistic heroes in a corrupt world, and his ability to surprise, delight, and enthrall his readers have earned Robert Goddard a reputation that grows with each book." "With Hand in Glove, Goddard gives us not only an engaging hero, but a wonderfully winning heroine, both of whom leave complacent lives to solve a literary mystery whose roots weave back to the Spanish Civil War. Tristram Abberley was a renowned English poet of the 1930s who died fighting in Spain for the Republicans. Nearly fifty years later, his sister and literary executor, Beatrix, is murdered during what appears to be a robbery at her home. But robbery, it transpires, is only one of the complex motives that underlie her murder." "When Charlotte Ladram inherits her godmother Beatrix's house, she begins to uncover the kinds of secrets that people are murdered for. Beatrix scattered clues among relatives and friends, and Charlotte begins to discover disturbing facts that force her to take a second look at people she has known and trusted all her life. Slowly, she awakens to her responsibility to the dead, as well as to the living." "For antique dealer Colin Fairfax has been falsely accused of Beatrix's murder. Colin's brother Derek is as determined to save him as Charlotte is to get to the truth of her legacy. The two join forces, caught up in a dark and dramatic chain of events that lends not only to the discovery of a shocking literary sleight of hand, but also to the demands of romantic love." "Moving between rural England and New York City, Paris and Wales, Tunbridge Wells and wartime Spain, Robert Goddard weaves a compelling tale, combining family mystery, dark conspiracy, literary chicanery, and the happy surprises of love." "It is no surprise that Robert Goddard is British prime minister John Major's favorite author for, like politics, Robert Goddard's novels are full of devious happenings and unexpected twists - in both, things are seldom what they seem."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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