A Splash of Red

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1998 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Back in print--Antonia Fraser's third Jemima Shore mystery, in which the intrepid and glamorous detective confronts sinister doings in a Bloomsbury penthouse. Everyone loved Chloe Fontaine. Tiny and exquisitely pretty, her fragile looks hid a considerable talent as a novelist. She had had a series of admirers, lovers, and husbands ever since her arrival in literary London. Her friends sometimes remarked on the odd contrast of her disorderly private life and the careful formality of her work, yet it hardly seemed to matter when even the critics doted on her. When Chloe strangely and suddenly disappears one hot summer day, Jemima Shore, who is left in charge of her flat, must find out why before it is too late.
  

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User Review  - mont1ms - LibraryThing

Bleeeach! I read this straight after her Tartan Tragedy, and I am soooo tired of reading this pre-AIDS period stuff... Young readers: be aware that in the 60s, 70s, and beginning of the 80s, it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - bcquinnsmom - LibraryThing

This book is number three in the series that features Jemima Shore, writer and star of her own television show, Jemima Shore Investigates -- a kind of news program. In this installment, Jemima has ... Read full review

Contents

iNo Noise
1
Disappearing in London
15
Care for a Visit?
27
Irish Accent
39
The Lions Den
48
B for Beware
59
Scheherazade
70
Who Who?
82
Shattered
129
Strong Women
141
Back to Athens
155
A White Petticoat
165
Straw into Gold
177
Lovers in Disguise
192
That Fatal Saturday
202
Tell Me Who to Kill
214

Fallen Child
94
A Carnal Encounter
106
Curiouser and Curiouser
117
The Last Word
226
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About the author (1998)

Antonia Fraser is the author of numerous internationally bestselling biographies, including "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and "Cromwell: Our Chief of Men".

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