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1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
Oxford : Lion Fiction, an imprint of Lion Hudson plc, 2013.
Description:
270 p. ; 20 cm.
Summary:
"It's the first day of Wimbledon. And a dead body is lying on Court 19. Newly-promoted detective inspector Angela Costello recognizes the dead man as Croatian champion-turned-coach, Petar Belic. A double grand-slam winner, Petar was famous, and much loved. However, Petar had an ex-wife who wanted him back; a girlfriend who wouldn't let him go; a business partner with secrets. Then there was the temperamental leading Brit, Stewart Bickerstaff, whom Petar had been coaching. D.I. Costello deduces that only one person could have committed the crime. Unfortunately she has no way of proving her suspicions..."-- Back cover.
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ISBN:
9781782640721 (pbk.)
178264072X (pbk.)
Other Number:
856199543
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
632517
Call Number:
FLYNN E
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1
# System items in:
1
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Debut British novelist Flynn, a former actress and tennis aficionado, creates an appealing detective inspector in Angela Costello. Costello's at work on her first case, the murder of well-known and much-liked former tennis star Petar Belic on the first day of the Wimbledon tournament. As she investigates, she discovers numerous motives and suspects-a publicist of questionable repute with whom he had an affair, his strong wife, his business partner, the self-absorbed up-and-comer he's been coaching, and the relatives and friends who circle around him-due to her quality of being supremely "talk-to-able" (as her husband Patrick puts it). Counseling suspects regarding self-forgiveness and right action, managing her novice team with good humor and intelligence, and coming to grips with issues of self-confidence, Costello is upstanding and positive. She finds solutions because she cares about people and notices small details her rougher colleagues miss. The pleasure of this fine first novel is in being at Wimbledon with Costello for 272 pages. Let's hope there's more of her to come. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
It's the first day of Wimbledon. And a dead body is lying on Court 19. Newly-promoted detective inspector Angela Costello recognizes the dead man as Croatian champion-turned-coach, Petar Belic. A double grand-slam winner, Petar was famous, and much loved. However, Petar had an ex-wife who wanted him back; a girlfriend who wouldn't let him go; a business partner with secrets. Then there was the temperamental leading Brit, Stewart Bickerstaff, whom Petar had been coaching. D.I. Costello deduces that only one person could have committed the crime. Unfortunately she has no way of proving her suspicions...
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