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  • Author:
    Antonia Fraser
  • ISBN:
    0393318222
  • ISBN13:
    978-0393318227
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  • Publisher:
    W. W. Norton & Company (October 17, 1998)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Mystery
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Reading a reissued Jemima Shore mystery reminds us just how good these early books were. It's odd to note that Lady Antonia Fraser, famous for her historical biographies, decided to try writing mysteries as a lark; she turns out to be the best mystery writer I have read since Agatha Christie!

Reading a reissued Jemima Shore mystery reminds us just how good these early books were. - Mystery News, Sally Fellows, February/March 1999. It's odd to note that Lady Antonia Fraser, famous for her historical biographies, decided to try writing mysteries as a lark; she turns out to be the best mystery writer I have read since Agatha Christie! Possibly that's because, unlike so many other mystery writers, she does not copy or imitate Christie, Doyle or the other old masters of the genre. Instead, in Jemima Shore, she has created a startlingly original character; one who does not resemble any literary detective of the past.

This book gave birth to Fraser's investigative lady journalist, Jemima Shore whose childhood friend Rosabelle Powerstock is found dead inside the tower My second time to read an Antonia Fraser (born 1932) book. Lady Antonia Fraser is the widow of Harold Pinter (1930-2008), the 2005 Nobel for Literature winner. Although I liked this book, I thought that Lady Fraser was a better biographer than a detective/thriller novelist.

One of Lady Antonia Fraser's gripping Jemima Shore mysteries, set in a secluded nunnery. A nun is dead - her emaciated corpse has been discovered locked in the tower of Blessed Eleanor's Convent. I lit the candle and began rather gingerly to climb up the ladder. Then I heard a distinct sound above my head. A scrape on the floor, an irregular jarring on the floor above my head, like something rocking. The tragic consequence of a neurotic young woman committing to a life of isolation and piety, the inquest concludes.

Quiet as a Nun is a thriller novel, written by Antonia Fraser

Quiet as a Nun is a thriller novel, written by Antonia Fraser. First published in 1977, it features Fraser's sleuthing heroine Jemima Shore as she revisits the convent school where she was educated following the mysterious death of one of the nuns. A six-part television dramatisation of the book (written by Julia Jones) was part of ITV's anthology series Armchair Thriller in 1978.

ANTONIA FRASER’s seven previous mysteries featuring Jemima Shore-the latest is The Cavalier Case-have been .

They have also inspired two television series, Quiet as a Nun with Maria Aitken and Jemima Shore Investigates starring Patricia Hodge. Antonia Fraser is well known as a biographer, was President of English PEN from 1988–89, and is also a past Chairman of both the Society of Authors and the Crime-writers’ Association. Antonia Fraser, Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave

Quiet as a Nun Series: Jemima Shore 1 Published: 2006 Tags: Mystery Mysteryttt SUMMARY: I lit the . But this young woman held unusual power over the convent.

Quiet as a Nun Series: Jemima Shore 1 Published: 2006 Tags: Mystery Mysteryttt SUMMARY: I lit the candle and began rather gingerly to climb up the ladder. power she was planning to us. emima Shore tries to keep her distance from the case, but when her lover cancels their holiday she finds herself reluctantly getting involved. A violent attack in the dead of night and another death convinces her that the convent is not the haven of peace it appears to be. Suspicion and fear hang heavy in the air but how do you solve a murder no-one will admit happened? Quiet as a Nun. Antonia Fraser.

Quiet as a Nun was a PBS Mystery! television presentation

Quiet as a Nun was a PBS Mystery! television presentation. Jemima Shore spent many school years as a student at the Blessed Eleanor's Convent. This is part of a series of Jemima Shore books written by Fraser, but this is the only one I've read so far. It was turned into an episode of the old "Armchair Thriller" . and I'd really love to see this.

Quiet as a Nun (Jemima Shore, A collection of mystery stories by noted female authors includes contributions by Amanda Cross, Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Antonia Fraser, Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Joan Hess.

Quiet as a Nun (Jemima Shore, by Antonia Fraser. When a murder takes place in a secluded tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Sussex and the victim is an old school friend, Britain's most popular TV reporter Jemima Shore finds herself in the middle of a disturbing puzzle. The dead woman, a nun, was to. Women of Mystery. A collection of mystery stories by noted female authors includes contributions by Amanda Cross, Mary Higgins Clark, Dorothy Salisbury Davis, Antonia Fraser, Sara Paretsky, Ruth Rendell, and Joan Hess.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Quiet as a Nun: A Jemima Shore Mystery . One of Lady Antonia Fraser's gripping Jemima Shore mysteries, set in a secluded nunnery. Reissued with a new cover for 2014.

Redirected from Jemima Shore Mysteries). Jemima Shore is a fictional character created by Antonia Fraser, and is portrayed as TV's consummately professional investigative journalist. She is featured in a series of crime novels

Redirected from Jemima Shore Mysteries). She is featured in a series of crime novels. Quiet as a Nun (1977). The Wild Island (1978). A Splash of Red (1981). Cool Repentance (1982). Jemima Shore's First Case (1986). Your Royal Hostage (1987). The Cavalier Case (1990). Jemima Shore at the Sunny Grave (1991). Political Death (1995).

"A judicious mixture of puzzle, excitement, and terror."―P.D. James

When a murder takes place in a secluded tower at Blessed Eleanor's Convent in Sussex and the victim is an old school friend, Britain's most popular TV reporter Jemima Shore finds herself in the middle of a disturbing puzzle. The dead woman, a nun, was to inherit one of the largest fortunes in Britain. Jemima walks into the eye of a worldly storm of fear ― and the more she learns, the clearer it becomes that more lives, including her own, are being threatened.Quiet as a Nun was a PBS Mystery! television presentation.

Debeme
Antonia Frasier writes wonderful history and I think I have read all of her books--so it seemed easy to pick this venture into a different genre. Unfortunately the requirements of mystery writing require pacing, a modicum of suspense and (my preference) some character definition. The heroine is called to her old Catholic school to investigate the death of a former friend who joined the convent and turned up dead. A letter addressed to Jemima Shore from the deceased has been found. Or something like that. Halfway through the book, I could not figure out why the victim reached out to the heroine, who in fact did not like the old 'friend'...and red herrings were popping up like whack-a-moles at a carnival. The head of the convent has some meat on her bones, but no other character seemed to take on a life of her own. The book slipped down the pile of books that wait on my bedside table as a nagging reminder that I must finish what I start...someday.

I take nothing away from Ms. Frasier as a historian but history -- not mystery -- is where she should stay.
Vijora
although the plot is easy to follow it still kept me guessing until the end. very entertaining and a really good read
Skrimpak
I did enjoy the story but I felt it took longer than nescessary to get to the solution.
Wizer
What a good and clever job of a book this is. Antonia Fraser, not surprisingly, writes fluently and well. A nun dies of anorexia, it would seem. There is not much support for the convent in the surrounding community. Convents are too austere, too strange for ordinary people to conceptualize in present day England.
It turns out that an old girl, Jemima Shore, a TV personality, an investigator of causes and outrages, is summoned to look into the matter of the death. The nun is her former classmate. Jemima attended school at the convent for two years during the war.
The dead nun was an heiress. She had ownership of the grounds on which the convent is situated. Through her untimely death, the convent gained the land. She had threatened to turn the property over to poor people. Jemima Shore's television program, unbeknownst to Jemima, had triggered a controversy over the property in the convent community.
Initially Jemima refuses to get involved. When a contemplated trip abroad falls apart, she reconsiders her decision. The number of deaths and inexplicable occurrences grow and Jemima Shore is compelled to enter labyrinths-- physical in terms of the convent lay-out, mental in terms of the minds and personalities of the inhabitants.
FireWater
This is the first book of the Jemima Shore series and was published in 1977 so it seems a little dated but I suppose, similar to some of the older writers like Christie, as time passes the details will seem less dated and more "classical". The story is low key and the murders are not really recognized as such until the book is far advanced. It is a short novel at less than 200 pages and because the approach is a more gentle one it is not high on action and the suspense element is very muted. There are some unexpected twists and the perpetrator was, for me, a little unexpected. I found the book a little boring because I am used to a faster pace but I would recommend it for a child who likes mysteries or a person who does not want violence, profanity or graphic sex scenes in the books they read.
Dorintrius
It's odd to note that Lady Antonia Fraser, famous for her historical biographies, decided to try writing mysteries as a lark; she turns out to be the best mystery writer I have read since Agatha Christie! Possibly that's because, unlike so many other mystery writers, she does not copy or imitate Christie, Doyle or the other old masters of the genre. Instead, in Jemima Shore, she has created a startlingly original character; one who does not resemble any literary detective of the past. Fraser is also great at characterization (one of Christie's weak points); her creations are vivid and frighteningly real. This is her first Jemima Shore novel; sadly, many of the others are out of print, but if you can find them, read them.
Nuadora
Antonia Fraser (better known to many for her historical novels) is a stellar mystery writer in the classical style. It's been twenty-some years since this mystery book was written, and it doesn't feel stale or dated to read. Jemima Shore is an interesting detective-- conflicted, maturing, and unsure of herself-- she makes an excellent vehicle for exploring a nunnery on the brink of change and for finding a murderer within its walls.
I love this book! It was made into a superb (and very, very spooky) mini-series by BBC starring Joanna Lumley as Jemima. I hope it gets released on DVD!