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Purser, Ann

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Works: 32 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 9,664 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  History 
Classifications: PR6066.U758, 823.914
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Publications about Ann Purser
Publications by Ann Purser
Most widely held works by Ann Purser
Warning at one by Ann Purser( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Cleaning lady and amateur sleuth Lois Meade has a personal stake in her latest investigation when her son Douglas becomes a prime suspect in the killings of a cantankerous elderly neighbor, Clem Fitch, and his noisy pet rooster
Terror on Tuesday by Ann Purser( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Terror on Tuesday finds Lois has moved out of Tresham and into Long Farnden, one of a trio of villages involved in her next assignment. She sets up New Brooms, a house-cleaning business with a small team of loyal characters. Her cleaners are her main concern, but all become involved in bizarre deaths, theatrical goings-on, and Lois is drawn in by the wicked tentacles of the local drug scene until violence strikes at the very heart of her family. Many contemporary problems surface here, but always with the background of village life, which, as many discover, is not immune from troubled times
Threats at three by Ann Purser( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
Mother, cleaning lady, and secret sleuth Lois Meade investigates a murder that Detective Cowgill believes is connected to a suspicious fire and a heated dispute over the local village hall
Tragedy at two by Ann Purser( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Lois Meade once again assists Inspector Cowgill with a murder investigation and encounters arson, local delinquents, secret assignations and blackmail
Foul play at four by Ann Purser( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Lois Meade has worked through all the days of the week, turning up clues and scrubbing up messes and murderers in the village of Long Farnden. A series of robberies have begun to plague Long Farnden, and Lois's own daughter, Josie, is shaken when a thief makes off with a hundred pounds from the till in her grocery shop. But before her policeman fiancé can crack the case, someone cracks Lois's husband on the head when he interrupts a burglary in progress. Now Lois--and the besotted Inspector Cowgill--must determine who's cleaning out Long Farnden, and clean up after an increasingly violent crime spree
The Hangman's Row enquiry by Ann Purser( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
Cantankerous spinster Ivy Beasley finds a silver lining in her golden years as an amateur sleuth in her small English village of Barrington, teaming up with mysterious newcomer Gus and her own cousin to solve the murder of Gus's elderly neighbor
The Measby murder enquiry by Ann Purser( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Cantankerous spinster Ivy Beasley has quickly learned that spending her golden years in the quaint village of Barrington won't be as quiet as she thought. Ivy hasn't been in assisted living at Springfields for long, but she's already found new friends, formed a detective agency, and solved a murder. And as autumn falls, Ivy and her team are asked to investigate a mysterious death in the village of Measby--in between card games
Found guilty at five by Ann Purser( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
A wedding is always a happy occasion, even if Lois Meade must remind herself she isn't losing a daughter, but gaining a policeman. Luckily, her new son-in-law is in the Tresham force, and is the nephew of her friend and collaborator Inspector Cowgill. So, Lois looks forward to having another link to the law at her disposal. But sleuthing suddenly seems a little too close to home when her youngest son invites a mysterious young woman, Akiko, as a guest. Lois isn't the only one who wonders why she refuses to talk about herself or her past. And when a thief waltzes off in the night with the young woman's cello, Lois enlists the inspector to help find the valuable instrument. Before Lois can find the vanishing cello, Akiko goes missing. The discovery that this could be another in a string of murderous musical thefts means Lois must pull out all the stops to find the girl and protect her son, before the music stops permanently
Pastures new by Ann Purser( Book )
9 editions published between 1900 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 libraries worldwide
When Frank Palmer loses his job, his wife, Peggy, proposes they use his severance pay to open a business. They open a store with a post office and start meeting lots of people, which is how Bill Turner enters Peggy's life. The setting is England
Scandal at six by Ann Purser( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
"Lois Meade has scrubbed her way through the homes in Long Farnden, and she's not afraid of dusting cobwebs and killing a few bugs. But in her role as amateur sleuth, she's learning that if there's one thing to beware of, it's a snake in the grass... Spring has arrived in Long Farnden and with it, a mysterious infestation. Lois Meade's daughter has found her village store overrun by insects and reptiles. And Lois has no time to stop and smell the roses, if she's to stay one step ahead of the creepy crawlies. As Lois looks into the invasion, she becomes embroiled in yet another "ferretin' case," as her husband would say. Her investigation leads her to Robert Pettinson, a seemingly unhinged zookeeper, and his nephew. The two of them are knee-deep in illegal trade, and they don't take kindly to Lois poking her nose into their business. Lois enlists the help of her faithful cleaner Dot Nimmo and police inspector Hunter Cowgill to discover more about Pettinson and a suspicious death at the zoo. And death is in store for more people, if Lois doesn't put the killer behind bars soon.."--
Orphan lamb by Ann Purser( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Thy neighbour's wife by Ann Purser( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Mixed doubles by Ann Purser( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
New every morning by Ann Purser( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
Spinster of this parish by Ann Purser( Book )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Looking back at popular entertainment, 1901-1939 by Ann Purser( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
New every morning a novel about village life by Ann Purser( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Warning at one by Ann Purser( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The tenants in Lois's investment property have up and left because of an elderly neighbour's noisy pet rooster. When the old man and his rooster are found dead in mysterious circumstances, Lois's investigative skills are needed to find out the truth. Other Lois Meade novels include 'Murder on Monday' and 'Terror on Tuesday'
Secrets on Saturday by Ann Purser( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
From the moment his car stopped outside her door, Lois, didn't like the look of Reg Abthorpe. When dead animals appear on gateposts and pets are slaughtered, the atmosphere in Long Farnden darkens
Weeping on Wednesday by Ann Purser( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
When Edward, a member of the reclusive Abraham family, goes missing Lois investigates. She quickly becomes enmeshed in a tangled web of rumors and threatening events
 
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Alternative Names
Purser, Ann Elizabeth, 1933-
Languages
English (162)
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