Her relaxing idyll is interrupted when a librarian , Gwen Richmond, is crushed to death beneath collapsed bookshelves. Her relaxing idyll is interrupted when a librarian, Gwen Richmond, is crushed to death beneath collapsed bookshelves. Gwen was manipulative and unpleasant, so there are no shortage of suspects. Malory to revisit the past in a new and colder light. She studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, and went on to work at the International African Institute in London, where she became acquainted with the novelist Barbara Pym, whose biography she later wrote. Holt wrote her first novel in her sixties, and is a leading crime novelist.
She is best known for her Mrs. Malory series. To ask other readers questions about Gone Away , please sign up.
Gone Away (Sheila Malory, book 1) by Hazel Holt
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order.
May 12, Kelly rated it it was amazing. Great cozy This is the first in a series of English mystery copies. The characters are great. Very good plot. I look forward to reading more of this series. Feb 13, Doreen rated it liked it. Mallory Investigates. Feb 04, Diane Heath rated it liked it Shelves: cozy , mystery. The opening salvo in the Mrs. Malory series.
- See a Problem?.
- Paperback Editions.
- Mrs. Malory (or is it Mallory?) by Hazel Holt.
- Related Links!
- Consummate Betrayal (The Rowan Milani Chronicles Book 1).
- Navigation menu.
Rather abrupt Unfinished ending. Carol Jordan rated it did not like it Apr 10, Elma from the Dutch literary and potato peel pie society rated it liked it Jun 13, Christina Zavos rated it liked it Nov 18, Mir van der Linde rated it it was amazing Mar 06, The descriptions of the Bristol Channel and of the seaside in the off season ranks as some of the best bits of the book.
This is the first in the Mrs.
Gone Away (Mrs. Malory Mysteries Book 1)
Mallory mystery series. It was originally title Mrs. Mallory Investigates. Overall, this was a good mystery, though I hated the ending. It was beyond sad and a little depressing, at least to me. To me, it kind of came out of nowhere. I This is the first in the Mrs. I liked that she was a retired academic.
Buy for others
I liked her pets. She came across information just interacting with people. While I enjoyed the mystery and liked Mrs. I did sort of figure out the killer, but not for the reason that I thought as mentioned earlier, the true reason came out of the blue. Oct 03, Beth rated it really liked it. What a find and over 20 more in the series. Hazel Holt was the editor for Barbara Pym and I sense?
Pym's influence in Mrs. Proper English widows. Charitable deeds. Solid story line. Malory is a younger version of Miss. Just a widower in a small, country town in England. She knows most of the folks in town I enjoyed the story. I still don't know why an African American man who has never been to England is so enamored by British detectives, spies and widowed busy-bodies with a penchant for solving crimes I suspect that I will read more of Hazel Holt's no Mrs.
- Jaded Smiles.
- Mrs. Malory (or is it Mallory?) by Hazel Holt | Book Barmy;
- The Dalit Christians: A History;
I suspect that I will read more of Hazel Holt's novels featuring Mrs. Malory again in the future! Oct 20, Sandy Weir rated it it was amazing. Susan gave this one to me First in a group Love the writing style certainly the adverbs Have to admire her "confusion" and admitting all sorts of personal inadequacies. She ends up achieving her quest for knowledge most successfully. Yes, I cried, too, Mrs. Hint: I ordered a few more. Not heavy, light as a well prepared scone!
Jun 07, Ann rated it liked it. Thanks to my well-read and generous daughter-in-law, I now have privy to her entire Hazel Holt series starring Mrs. Malory, amateur sleuth extraordinaire. This is the 1st in the series and has our middle-aged matron helping a long-time friend discover who has murdered his intended.
Get A Copy
Another small English village succumbs to murderers and various other scoundrels. Is any place safe??? Feb 10, Nancy Wilson rated it liked it. This was simply a decent mystery though I had a niggling idea that I knew who did it--and I was right. There was nothing overwhelming about it--none of the characters immediately appealed to me or freaked me out or anything.
Feb 20, Sherry rated it really liked it. I had had Hazel Holt on my list of "to reads" for a long time and finally got around to it. I would have to give this a B and that is fine for the nights when I want a non-complex bit of reading. I am sure I will read more or her work. May 29, I. Enjoying this one, even though it was published in it has the feel of a book set 20 years before, which is OK. Added 2 to my list The Author's writing style is very pleasant and the characters are those that readers of classic village mysteries will enjoy. Feb 06, Carmel Lile rated it really liked it.
The main character is my age with grown children and I enjoyed her perspective and also the author's writing, but the ending was, for the most part, easy to figure out. Nov 19, Laila BigReadingLife rated it really liked it Shelves: mystery , british , read-in Yep, I've found a new mystery series. Perfect escape read, well written, not insipid. I became interested because the author was a friend and biographer of Barbara Pym. This is the first book in the Mrs Malory series. Sheila is reluctant to interfere - not least because she took an instant dislike to the lady concerned.
Sheila finds out a great deal of information about Lee from an unlikely source - her friend Rosemary's mot This is the first book in the Mrs Malory series. Sheila finds out a great deal of information about Lee from an unlikely source - her friend Rosemary's mother, the obnoxious Mrs Dudley. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters in this story and the introduction of the series characters - Rosemary and Jack and Rosemary's mother, Roger, the police inspector and Jilly his girlfriend, Rosemary's daughter.
The mystery is slight and the murderer unexpected - to me anyway. There are plenty of suspects as well. By the way this book has also been published under the title of 'Gone Away'.
Nov 18, Hollyberye rated it liked it. I own four or five Mrs. Malory's and decided to start reading them in order. I would give it four stars for the relationship between mother and son--which resonated with me completely! And for the smooth and adept handling of Sheila Malory's daily life. Completely believable and very well-written. The three stars is for the mystery itself Just too, too bad! I really wanted it t I own four or five Mrs. I really wanted it to be someone else. I figured it out at least, had strong suspicions but only in the last few chapters.
I read this very slowly, as it was my bedtime book, and I kept falling asleep. A bedtime book that makes me take it with me to read elsewhere was my deciding factor on the three stars, as that did not happen. I will read the others I own at some point.