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Mrs. Pargeter's Pound of Flesh: A Mrs. Pargeter Mystery (1992)

by Simon Brett

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This series is not the most suspenseful nor literary in the genre, but a nice cozy (Arrrrg, I can't believe I said that), that tends to light entertainment.

In this book Mrs. Pargeter and a friend go to a "Spa" (Fat Farm) run by one of her late husbands "co-workers", for a full treatment. Mrs. Pargeter is "allergic" to spa food so instead the gourmet chef makes sure her treatment includes gourmet dinners, desserts & wines. One night while surreptitiously going back to her room, she comes across two ambulance men removing the emaciated body of a young girl......from there the chase begins. ( )
  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
This book was entertaining and a light read. There wasn't as much humor to it as 'Mrs. Pargeter's Point of Honor", but there was a good mystery in it.

Mrs Pargeter goes to Corfu with her long time acquaintance, Joyce. Joyce has given Mrs Pargeter a package to carry for her....Upon arriving at their destination Joyce looks as if she has seen a ghost......and the next morning Joyce is found dead (in their shared villa) an apparent suicide.

Mrs. Pargeter with the help of her deceased husband's business partners solve the crime.....but not before Mrs. Pargeter finds herself in a literal bind.

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  Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
fun light mystery fun series. ( )
  njcur | Feb 13, 2014 |
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A mature widow who is at peace with herself and her ample proportions, Mrs. Pargeter goes with a friend to a health spa and discovers evidence of a suspicious death. Though she may not lose many pounds, she gets her "pound of flesh" in this lighthearted, witty story.… (more)

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