Grim Pickings

Grim Pickings By Jennifer Rowe, Grim Pickings The old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice s once again to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting Beneath the surface were the usual boiling jealousies frustrations and uneasy gaps between the ge
  • Title: Grim Pickings
  • Author: Jennifer Rowe
  • ISBN: 9780553291223
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grim Pickings By Jennifer Rowe, The old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice s once again to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting Beneath the surface were the usual boiling jealousies, frustrations and uneasy gaps between the generations and in laws Or was there something different about this year Very much like a modern Agatha Christie novel a locked room murder case where the only people whoThe old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice s once again to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting Beneath the surface were the usual boiling jealousies, frustrations and uneasy gaps between the generations and in laws Or was there something different about this year Very much like a modern Agatha Christie novel a locked room murder case where the only people who could have done it is a member of the family Every member has something to hide, someone they re really not getting along with, and the height of tension that Rowe manages to convey is astounding.
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    About "Jennifer Rowe"

    1. Jennifer Rowe

      Also known as Mary Anne Dickinson, Mary Anne Dickinson, Emily RoddaWinner of the Dromkeen Medal 1995.Jennifer June Rowe is an Australian author Her crime fiction for adults is published under her own name, while her children s fiction is published under the pseudonyms Emily Rodda and Mary Anne Dickinson She is well known for the children s fantasy series Deltora Quest, Rowan of Rin, Fairy Realm and Teen Power Inc and recently the Rondo trilogy Rowe was born in Sydney, Australia, and raised with two younger brothers on Sydney s North Shore Her father was Jim Oswin, the founding general manager of ATN7 in Sydney, and was responsible for classic 1960s TV shows such as My Name s McGooley, What s Yours and The Mavis Bramston Show She attended the Abbotsleigh School for Girls on the upper North Shore of Sydney She attained her Master of Arts in English Literature at the University of Sydney in 1973 Her first job was assistant editor at Paul Hamlyn publishing She later worked at Angus and Robertson Publishers where she remained for fourteen years as Editor, Senior Editor, Managing Director, Deputy Publisher and finally Publisher During this time she began writing children s books under the pseudonym Emily Rodda.

    272 thoughts on “Grim Pickings”

    1. This is another good story I ve read Set in an Australian apple orchard, it has the essence of a classic Agatha Christie mystery It has a bit of a slow start but had you guessing whodunit and why.


    2. I rarely read a mystery that doesn t bog down at some point This one kept my interest from beginning to end with its turns of suspicion, and the characters suspects were easily distinguishable I loved the flowing style of writing, than a notch above most cozies, but then I have a preference for the cozies written prior to 2000 The Australian setting was lovely though most action was confined to the Tender family home in a rural area during apple picking season Even though the amateur detective, [...]


    3. Very much like a modern Agatha Christie novel a locked room murder case where the only people who could have done it is a member of the family Every member has something to hide, someone they re really not getting along with, and the height of tension that Rowe manages to convey is astounding The characters are literally seething after their exchanges, and as a reader, you re unconsciously pulled along into hating Betsy with her controlling and conniving ways, Anna s arrogance and rudeness, and [...]


    4. Quick, name an Australian mystery OK, maybe you could name one or two, but I bet you wouldn t name this one.Aunt Alice s annual apple harvest did you know they grew apples in Australia I didn t is not the usual fun and games In fact, the atmosphere is fairly poisonous But not as poisonous as the apples that apparently killed Damien, estranged husband of Alice s great niece Anna Everyone who helps at harvest time is supposed to be one big happy family So why do they all seem to hate each other An [...]


    5. I don t really read too many whodunits, especially not ones that took place in Australia I found this to be a quick read, interesting, and full of many twists and turns And no, I didn t figure out who the killer was, even though I thought I had it nailed several times.


    6. I read this book ages ago, I bought it whilst in Sydney when I d run out of reading matter I wasn t disappointed.




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