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Ann Granger

Author of Say It with Poison

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Works by Ann Granger

Say It with Poison (1991) 383 copies
A Rare Interest in Corpses (2006) 278 copies
A Season for Murder (1991) 278 copies
Cold in the Earth (1992) 227 copies
Murder Among Us (1992) 221 copies
Where Old Bones Lie (1993) 218 copies
Flowers for His Funeral (1994) 211 copies
A Fine Place for Death (1994) 204 copies
Shades of Murder (2000) 196 copies
Call the Dead Again (1998) 193 copies
That Way Murder Lies (2004) 192 copies
Candle for a Corpse (1995) 191 copies
A Restless Evil (2002) 186 copies
A Word After Dying (1997) 183 copies
Beneath These Stones (1999) 180 copies
A Mortal Curiosity (1790) 174 copies
A Touch of Mortality (1996) 171 copies
Mud, Muck and Dead Things (2009) 168 copies
Asking for Trouble (1997) 126 copies
Rack, Ruin, and Murder (2011) 105 copies
A Better Quality of Murder (2010) 103 copies
Keeping Bad Company (1997) 96 copies
Risking It All (2001) 93 copies
Watching Out (2003) 87 copies
Running Scared (1998) 80 copies
Mixing with Murder (2005) 74 copies
Bricks and Mortality (2013) 70 copies
Rattling the Bones (2007) 50 copies
Dead in the Water (1767) 44 copies
Rooted in Evil (2017) 38 copies
The Dead Woman of Deptford (2016) 35 copies
An Unfinished Murder (2018) 30 copies
A Matter Of Murder (2020) 22 copies
The Murderer's Apprentice (2019) 21 copies
The Truth-Seeker's Wife (2021) 13 copies
Deadly Company (2022) 4 copies
Blind Date (2005) 2 copies

Associated Works

Murder, They Wrote II (1998) — Contributor — 28 copies


Common Knowledge



This was my first time reading a novel by Ann Granger. Lizzie Martin takes up the post of companion to her godfather's widow. Circumstances and a brief association with a Scotland Yard inspector puts her directly in the path of a murder mystery. Overall, I thought this was a solid story with likable main characters and just enough twists and turns to keep me interested.

I'm a little surprised by the mediocre ratings on Goodreads but as often happens lately, my opinion didn't align with the majority of reviews. I do plan to read book two in the series, [b:A Mortal Curiosity|2717149|A Mortal Curiosity (Lizzie Martin, #2)|Ann Granger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1312002825l/2717149._SY75_.jpg|2742745].… (more)
Ann_R | 11 other reviews | Aug 7, 2023 |
This is book #2 in the Lizzie Martin series. Lizzie knows she must find a new source of employment soon as the situation as a companion to her late godfather's widow becomes untenable. She finds herself in a temporary position, this time as a companion to a young woman living with two aunts. Another murder mystery ensues. Who is sane and who isn't???
Ann_R | 5 other reviews | Aug 7, 2023 |
Book number eight in the Inspector Ben Ross mystery series was a treat to read. Aunt Parry prays on Lizzie's sense of responsibility and empathy to accompany her on another trip to New Forest. It ends up being the opposite of a 'restorative' vacation. More mysterious circumstances surrounding a crime requires the assistance of Inspector Ross to figure out who-done-it, although Lizzie makes her own contributions to solving the case.
Ann_R | Aug 7, 2023 |
Inspector Ben Ross investigates another Victorian crime in foggy London, this time involving a young woman. Not to be outdone, his wife Lizzie makes her own investigative contributions to the case. Both Ben and Lizzie are likeable and level headed characters. There are a lot of historical details in this well composed story with changes in venue outside of London, which kept things interesting. (I cannot say specifics, otherwise it will give away an interesting detail of the plot.) Needless to say, I was kept guessing who the perpetrator was until the final chapters.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Original publication date: 2019
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Ann_R | Aug 7, 2023 |


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Axel Merz Übersetzer, Translator
Tristan Elwell Cover artist
Edith Walter Translator
Judith Boyd Narrator


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