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Rough Cider Read É E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ù The author of the highly acclaimed The False Inspector Dew and The Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray mysteries presents a tense and gripping crime novel about a lonely college professor who is haunted by the arrest and murder conviction of a GI in World War II England“When I was nine I fHeo had been a principal witness for the prosecutionAlice persuades him to revisit the farm where Theo was evacuated She is too young to have known her father but is staunchly determined to discover the true facts The horrors of the past take on a frightening immediacy when another murder is committed. This is a good murder mystery that takes place in WW2 England a favorite literary time period of mine Good plot with plenty of surprises and nice writing

Read & download Ç E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Peter Lovesey

Love with a girl of twenty called Barbara who killed herself”Theo a university lecturer has his early life brought uncomfortably back when in 1964 he is approached by an American girl called Alice She wants to be told about her father a GI hanged for murder in Somerset during World War II As a boy T. I rarely stop reading in the middle of a book but I just couldn't take it any I gave upAfter a promising opening the book uickly goes downhill The action dies Characters sit in bars or homes and talk and talk about the past trying to decipher it Nothing happens At the half way mark our hero is sitting in a bar thinking about his situation and feelings for 3 pages I started skimming the remaining chapters I uickly discovered that yes the obvious plot twist I'd been expecting since the first few chapters happens Aargh That the female protagonist is so oblivious seems impossible Or maybe the twist is she's not oblivious I don't care enough to read closely But it is irritating that the characters tactfully avoid the possibility that I'd been assuming would play out and then does play outI really liked the tension of the opening chapters The weirdness promised so much somehow But the tension could't be maintained and the heart of the book falls out The snobbery of the main character is fun but then he starts to have feelings and that just seems forced I preferred him as the aloof womanizer It was hard to believe that he felt anything for the damsel in distress he was so ready to dismiss over and over again

Peter Lovesey ✓ 9 Review

Rough CiderThe author of the highly acclaimed The False Inspector Dew and The Sergeant Cribb and Constable Thackeray mysteries presents a tense and gripping crime novel about a lonely college professor who is haunted by the arrest and murder conviction of a GI in World War II England“When I was nine I fell in. I like to watch British mystery series on television and I love British mysteries writers such as the classic Dorothy L Sayers stories with Lord Peter the Edwardian settings of Anne Perry the old pubs and inns behind the Martha Grimes novels the intensive psychology horror that seems ubiuitous in the work of the late Dick Francis and my personal favorite the poetic and comedic stylings of the late Sir John Mortimer one of the few knighted personages I’ve had the privilege of meeting and an incredibly delightful conversation partner when I only intended to express my admiration of Rumpole fame I believe Lovesey may eventually enter that tier for me though this first offering I’ve read by him is journeyman work than masterpieceThough published in the 1980s Rough Cider is a snapshot of World War II England and post war England It begins in an academic setting and offers surprise revelation after surprise revelation Indeed part of my problem with the novel is the “Agatha Christie” revelation of the murderer at the conclusion I’m really not sure the murder works with the timeline for this suspect Along the way one is swept into the hardships of children during the war the vagaries of human memory the strange secrets kept in one’s family and the feelings of the English toward those US servicemen who were in one sense saviors and in another sense invaders I think the latter was what really struck me emotionally about the book though my personal fear of losing my memory or discovering that my “memories” are so distorted as to be “dishonest” made this a difficult book for me at timesEven though I’m not entirely happy with Rough Cider as a book I think it is a lovely set up for a film The university professor protagonist thrust out of his comfortable life and forced to face his childhood memories by the abrupt appearance of the daughter of a serviceman he’d admired has a strange relationship with this daughter At times it is romantic; at times cold and cruel At times it is harmonious; at times antagonistic It is almost a cypher for a marital relationship when both parties are commitment averse and at times working at cross purposes This part of the novel is brilliant and would really work if cast with the right actorsBut the novel loses its force in the unraveling of the mystery as it offers too little information on some suspects and not enough on others And one wonders if some of the gruesome sometimes horrifying details of events it recounts—both in the past and in the story’s present—are really helpful to the story I have mixed feelings about the details of the “rape” and the violent demise of a valuable source But in a hypocritical vein I rather liked discovering what alcoholic cider could do to a body and the rather morbid pun from those who knew about a certain brand of cider Overall I think I’ve found an author to be revisiting on several occasions