Worse Than Death

Worse Than Death Australia Recently widowed Anna Southwood opens up her own detective agency Tired of investigating minor cases of missing pets and nuisance calls she is about to call it quits Until she is hired to

  • Title: Worse Than Death
  • Author: Jean Bedford
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Australia Recently widowed, Anna Southwood opens up her own detective agency Tired of investigating minor cases of missing pets and nuisance calls, she is about to call it quits Until she is hired to solve the disappearance of local girl, Beth Channing Leonie Channing is currently being charged with the murder of her daughter, yet refuses to say anything Even to her dAustralia Recently widowed, Anna Southwood opens up her own detective agency Tired of investigating minor cases of missing pets and nuisance calls, she is about to call it quits Until she is hired to solve the disappearance of local girl, Beth Channing Leonie Channing is currently being charged with the murder of her daughter, yet refuses to say anything Even to her defence lawyer Rex Channing is frantically searching for any trace of his daughter Anna soon realises there is to this case than a missing child Similarities to Beth and another girl who disappeared two years prior cause Anna to delve further into the Channing family history Even when her life is threatened by delving too far into certain suspects, Anna is determined to continue her investigation Are the two disappearances related Or are the similarities purely coincidence Is there a serial murderer in her midst Or are the children runaways With no bodies located, Anna holds out hope that at least Beth can be found alive What she doesn t realise, is that even the seemingly trustworthy citizens have their own secrets Worse than Death is a gripping crime novel, full of unexpected twists that will keep you guessing until the final page Jean Bedford is an English born Australian writer who is best known for her crime fiction, but who has also written novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. 3.5 stars for Worse than Death by Jean Bedford.There were things I liked about this book, and things that irritated me.I liked the setting, Balmain in Sydney Australia. The plot is a good one, not unique, but interesting if a little clumsily handled in places. There is not a great deal of depth, but that is okay as it actually works. I wasn't left wishing that the author had explained more, or given us more background.Mostly I liked the characters. They are a human mix of good and bad, and show [...]

    2. Anna Southwood, widow of a man of dubious character, has nothing else to do, so she opens up a private detective agency. She furnishes the money, her partner, Graham, is the one with an actual license.So far all she's detected have been missing pets and one elderly gentleman who is being bothered by hang up calls.Things look up when she's hired to find a missing teenager Beth Channing. Her mother is currently being charged with murder even though she refuses to say anything. The last anyone saw [...]

    3. My latest reading adventure took me to Balmain, in New South Wales, Australia. It is here that we meet Anna Southwood, a recent widow and novice private detective. Anna found out that her late husband, Clyde, had his fingers in some highly illegal pies. As a result, he has left her with a considerable estate, though one that has a 'dirty' feel.She now lives alone - upstairs from her 'office' in a two-story, sandstone house in Balmain. This is just one of the several properties that she has inher [...]

    4. Anna Southwood is young, intelligent, rich and widowed. When she discovers the privileged lifestyle she’s enjoyed has been funded by her dead husband’s less than legit activities, she decides to give back to society by becoming a private detective devoted to solving crime.Her good intentions tend to be destined for failure. Her client list comprises of owners of lost pets and one retired colonel with a paranoid claim against a telephone company. Her business partner, Graham, is a handsome ou [...]

    5. I received a copy of this from the publisher via NetGalley. Anna has set up a detective agency, using money she has inherited from her shady ex-husband, despite having no discernible skills in this direction and (fortunately) with no real interest in turning a profit. She is curious about the disappearance of a child called Beth, whose mother has been arrested for her murder, and manages to get hired by Beth's father to find out what has happened to her.I see from the description that this story [...]

    6. Worse than Death. Anna Southwood opens a detective agency; since she has no background for this new business, she depends on her partner Graham because he does have a license. Graham, however, is an aspiring actor whose auditions interfere with his detecting.The agency has its first serious case when called upon to find Beth Channing, a missing adolescent. Beth's mother has been charged with murder, but there is no body.As the investigation continues, Anna discovers a connection to another missi [...]

    7. Anna Southwood lives with her cat Toby. Her husband is dead and using money he left her, Ann joins forces with Graham Connelly to open the Southwood and Connelly detective agency. They don't actually have much of a clientele, until they are asked to investigate a young girls disappearance, which may be related to an earlier murder. The author takes readers on a ride through mystery and suspense as they follow Anna into a bit of trouble as she tries to find out what is really going on. This is a [...]

    8. I would like to thank NetGalley and Endeavour Press for allowing me to read this in return for an honest and open review.This is an easy to read cozy-mystery. Set in Australia, it's about Anna and her fledgling detective agency.It made a pleasant change to read something that didn't have blood and guts in it.The only problem I had with the book was Anna's lack of confidence in herself at the start.I will certainly read more by Ms Bedford if she continues with the series.

    9. Compulsively readable, Bedford's novel gets under your skin and stays there. The characters and the action becomes increasingly focused, infused with the humanity of a young widow navigating her way through adversity and the minefields of an amateur sleuth. Great job - I loved it.

    10. Not a bad read, nice and easy. My only comment would be about lack of confidence in the main character. To me it doesn't gel too well to keep saying how strong you are and hen doubting everything you do! But this is a failing of many a novel and compared with others a minor irritant.

    11. I'm sorry I only managed to read to chapter 2 before I lost interest.The characters didn't appeal at all.I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Endeavor via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.

    12. I enjoyed this book because the lead character was a women and was written with intelligence.The story was an enjoyable read as well as the plot. I became drawn to the characters and want to know them.

    13. I enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention and I wanted to find out what happened in the end. Which is always a good sign in any book. I like Anna the main character and her side kick, and look forward to hopefully more from them. I think it would make a good series.

    14. A twisted taleA great read. So many twists and turns. A little complicated with so many charactersgood a n d bad. Enjoyed the Australian back drop.

    15. Pleasant read - and no violence. The Australian setting was a plus as we don't get enough of their novels here. I enjoyed this new author, who I met thanks to NETGALLEY

    16. Good quick story with a little twist. Nothing complicated or extremely thought provoking but not horrible.

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