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The wild island e-book

Author:

Antonia FRASER

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

ePub size:

1483 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Penguin Books; 1st edition (1978)

Pages:

208

ISBN:

0140048200

The wild island e-book

by Antonia FRASER


Reprinted in Arrow Books, 1999. This book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, resold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. First published in the United Kingdom in 1978 by Weidenfeld and Nicholson.

She could not be mistaken. This was no ghost, no projection of the haunted imagination. oom, softly deliberately Jemima Shore felt quite literally paralysed with fright. She could not even stretch out one hand. At the same time she heard rather than felt, or so it seemed at the time, her heart thumping in time to the muffled steps. It would have been prudent to have leapt out of the huge blanketed bed, maybe even to lock the door - if there was a lock.

Here, Jemima Shore, investigator and TV personality, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday. Paradise, she thinks. But at that moment, she hears a voice: "All this way for a funeral.

But her fiction isn’t up to those standards, and "The Wild Island," while entertaining enough, is really quite slight. As a North American, I also have trouble with her series character’s first name, which inevitably puts me in mind of a pancake mix. Oh, well.

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by. Fraser, Antonia, 1932-. Mystery & Detective - General, Non-Classifiable, Mystery/Suspense, Fiction - Mystery/ Detective. New York : Bantam Books.

The Wild Island book.

The body of a young man has been found floating in a pool on a remote island in the Scottish Highlands. Confronted with a foreboding stone house, a bitter family feud and cryptic warnings from locals Jemima begins to regret her choice.

This new novel features Jemima Shore, the delightful heroine of Antonia Fraser's highly praised first mystery, Quiet as a Nun. Here, Jemima Shore, investigator and TV personality, arrives at Inverness Station for a Highland holiday.

1983 reprint.
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Television investigator Jemima Shore is happy to take some time off work, opting to stay at a very remote Scottish island for a chance to get away from everything. But even before she arrives, trouble is brewing, as the man from whom she rented her cottage has drowned, and there is a family feud gearing up with respect to his lands. And then there’s the Red Rose, a group of nationalist fanatics who claim to have ties to Bonnie Prince Charlie himself…. I like Antonia Fraser’s non-fiction work; she’s got a very readable style while maintaining consistently high accuracy in her historical research. But her fiction isn’t up to those standards, and "The Wild Island," while entertaining enough, is really quite slight. As a North American, I also have trouble with her series character’s first name, which inevitably puts me in mind of a pancake mix. Oh, well.
Clandratha
I read the first Jemima Shore novel and found it pretty mediocre. Still, they made a television series based on the books so I figured there must be something right about the series. Having just finished the second book in the series, I'm baffled.
In The Wild Island, Jemima heads to a remote Scottish island for a quiet vacation. When she gets there, her host is dead and his odd family is virtually at each other's throats. Turns out the dead host thought he was the legitmate heir to Bonnie Prince Charlie. More deaths follow. Of course, things are sorted out in the end with Jemima in the middle of it - though I'm not sure if she made much of a difference.
Fundamentally, my problem with this series is that I just don't care for Jemima. She isn't a warm character. There is no humor and she takes herself very seriously. I am particularly troubled by her habit of falling into bed with married men (not a bright idea even in these liberated times) and her total lack of remorse. This make two men in two books. I'm hardly a prude but this plot device leaves me cold.
Bottom-line: There's probably a reason why this series faded into the sunset after six or seven books.

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