The first Hetty Wainthropp novel, wherein Hetty begins her new career as a detective. Missing Persons is both comic and tragic, and more deeply moving than a detective story has any right to be. Read by Patricia Routledge, star of the BBC TV series.
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Until her little setback today, she had done very well. A professional detective would have booked hours, claimed his fares and refreshments, and been denied the use of a Senior Citizen's Gadabout Card. A professional detective would have worked out expensive for Frank, who was a great one for getting everything at cut price.
Was there a market for such a service? Would the local paper take an advertisement? 'Lost Ones Found! Reliable and Discreet Mature Female Detective.' She worried about that 'Female'. Would 'Lady Detective' be better, or might it suggest one of the aristocracy slumming?
And with these musings Hetty Wainthropp, of unadmitted but certainly senior years, begins her new career.
David Cook, with his brilliant eye for observation, creates a cast of characters both comic and tragic that lifts the detective novel to new heights – and Patricia Routledge is Hetty Wainthropp; Hetty the foolish. Hetty the scatterbrained. Hetty the detective.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1353953
Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: Very Good. Audio book. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0005406940
Book Description HarperCollins, 1996. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: As New. still shrinkwrapped. Bookseller Inventory # 000722
Book Description Harper Collins Audio, 1986. No Binding. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Read by Patricia Routledge . Booklet: As New . Cassettes x 2: As New . 1986. Bookseller Inventory # 10150