An Unsuitable Job for A Woman

An Unsuitable Job for A Woman

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This is the first Cordelia Gray mystery which introduces us to the young sleuth, now the sole proprietor of the Pryde Detective Agency, and hard at work on her first independent case. Sir Ronald Callender's son Mark is found hanged in mysterious circumstances, and he hires Cordelia to shed some light on his son's apparent suicide. But as Cordelia pieces together the facts surrounding his death, delving back into the long-buried secrets of the Callender family, she finds that Mark had many good friends - and one deadly enemy.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2000, c1972.
Edition: Vintage Canada ed. --
ISBN: 9780676972269
0676972268
Characteristics: 221 p.

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dfredericks
Jun 18, 2017

Quite enjoyed this, a worthwhile read

multcolib_susannel May 13, 2017

'Can it be that hard to run a detective agency?' Cordelia finds out when her first case involves an apparent suicide.

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ravensview
Feb 27, 2011

Very much enjoyed this, and the character Cordelia Gray. On wait list for another one with her, The Skull Beneath the Skin

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Bookwoman247
Sep 03, 2010

After Corcdelia Gray's senior partner commits suicide rather than face a slow painful death by cancer, she inherits the struggling Pryde's Detective Agency.

In her first solo case, she is hired by Sir Ronald Callender, a prominent scientist and businessman, who hires her to find out why his son abruptly dropped out of Cambridge and hanged himnself just a few weeks later.

As she investigates, she begins to suspect that that Mark Callender may have been murdered. As she follows a labrynthine trail of clues, she uncovers secret after secret. Exposing one or more of these secrets could quite possibly threaten someone, including Mark's possible murderer, and might, in turn, endanger Cordelia.

I liked this a lot. It was a real page-turner, and was brilliantly written. I was slightly disappointed by the ending, though.

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