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 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
Book Description HarperCollins Audio, 1996. Audio Book(Cassette). Book Condition: As New. Like new condition. Bookseller Inventory # XX-000-68-2410002