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  • ISBN 1560545771
  • ISBN13 978-1560545774
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Barnard
  • Publisher Thorndike Pr; Large Print edition (January 1, 1993)
  • Pages 324
  • Formats rtf lit mbr azw
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1938 kb
  • Size Fb2 1210 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 280

A celebrity scholar in a small village tears her nephews from their immediate family and raises them in an atmosphere of cruelty, and when a grown nephew returns to the village twenty years later, he sees that his aunt has come full circle

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Even so Mike Oddie estimated that the number of souls living within the village area would amount to well under a thousand. The new sheriff and his deputy come to town, murmured Charlie as they turned again into the main street

Barnard not only creates an array of sharply etched characters whom he manipulates like a virtuoso puppet-master, he manipulates the reader as well. the solution is a classic’ Scotsman. Witty, guileful, and hairy to the end’ John Coleman, Sunday Times.

Barnard not only creates an array of sharply etched characters whom he manipulates like a virtuoso puppet-master, he manipulates the reader as well. Books by Robert Barnard.

Robert Barnard (23 November 1936 – 19 September 2013) was an English crime writer, critic and lecturer. In addition to over 40 books published under his own name, he also published four books under the pseudonym Bernard Bastable. Robert Barnard was born on 23 November 1936 at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. He was educated at the Colchester Royal Grammar School and at Balliol College, Oxford.

New York : Avon Books.

A Fatal Attachment book. Robert Barnard takes a look at a personality trait in a woman that affects all the people around her and eventuates in a circumstance leading to murder. It is a subtle well done story. Lydia Perceval was – apparently – a charming and gifted woman  .

Brilliant novel, brilliant mystery. com User, September 27, 2006. Robert Barnard's wonderful books fall into two rough periods. His earlier books were primarily social satires, ripping pretensions and class pomposity right and left. They also happened to be good mysteries, but that was secondary.

The late Robert Barnard (1936-2013) wrote four dozen mysteries that deftly combined ironic swipes at the class system with often very clever plots. He was also the author of a fine critical study of Agatha Christie, A Talent to Deceive

The late Robert Barnard (1936-2013) wrote four dozen mysteries that deftly combined ironic swipes at the class system with often very clever plots. He was also the author of a fine critical study of Agatha Christie, A Talent to Deceive.

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Lbe
impossible to read there are so many errors. averages out to at least one per page. usually, a misspelling is noted and reading is hardly slowed. ie: teh instead of the. this book has horrific errors, you have to stop and decipher the text. forget about a reading flow. just impossible. stay away from this version and get a hardcover. I've read the paperback and I don't remember more than one or two errors. in general, Amazon's editing is likely done by a fifth grader. just horrible.
Ienekan
Robert Barnard's wonderful books fall into two rough periods.

His earlier books were primarily social satires, ripping pretensions and class pomposity right and left. They also happened to be good mysteries, but that was secondary.

His later books--roughly from Death and the Chaste Apprentice on--have been less about satire and more about the difficulties and small tragedies everyone, of every class, must face.

This book, A Fatal Attachment, includes both. The chief protagonist, and victim, Lydia Perceval, is a smart, manipulative, ruthless, self-deluded snob--who "appropriates" others' children to mold them into the Romantic heroes she dreams of, but destroys everyone in the process.

The portrait of her and the harm she does is biting; but--like all Barnard's portraits--also sympathetic (though not forgiving).

She gets her comeuppance in a way that no one could have foreseen. You have to wait till the very last four sentences to realize just how unexpected, and how karmic, her fate is.

The other characters are all more sympathetically dealt with, and all form a complex picture of parental-vs.-sibling rivalries, and class-vs.-personal conflicts.

A masterful study of a small town in England, and a brilliant portrait of its people and of universal loss and redemption.
Kabandis
Not a lot of action but plenty of character study. Great novel and I do mean great. The subtle poison that our Miss Lydia injects into her victim's minds and hearts change their lives forever. Her final comeuppance is quite masterful. The ending stays with you long after you finish the last sentence. Recommended most highly
Itiannta
Incredible number of errors in Kindle. Probably done only with a spell checker which does not pick up errors like thee = then
or farther = father. Normally I'm not OCD but this is terrible. Plot seems OK. Maybe get used paperback instead.