Warning at One #2020

Warning at One By Ann Purser Warning at One Back by popular demand cleaning lady Lois Meade has sleuthed through a full week but crime can happen at any hour Lois Meade is a working class mum cleaner extraordinaire and a part time sleuth But
  • Title: Warning at One
  • Author: Ann Purser
  • ISBN: 9780425223741
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Warning at One By Ann Purser
    Warning at One By Ann Purser Back by popular demand cleaning lady Lois Meade has sleuthed through a full week, but crime can happen at any hour Lois Meade is a working class mum, cleaner extraordinaire, and a part time sleuth But she has her work set out for her when tenants of her rental home start leaving, frustrated by their neighbor s noisy pet rooster The owner, elderly Clem Fitch, refusesBack by popular demand cleaning lady Lois Meade has sleuthed through a full week, but crime can happen at any hour Lois Meade is a working class mum, cleaner extraordinaire, and a part time sleuth But she has her work set out for her when tenants of her rental home start leaving, frustrated by their neighbor s noisy pet rooster The owner, elderly Clem Fitch, refuses to part with his feathery companion, aptly named Satan It s a relief when Lois s son Douglas asks to rent the house But then peculiar things start occurring on Gordon Street When Clem and his pet are found dead, Douglas is one of the prime suspects As landlord, mother, and witness, Lois must take action and flush out the killer who s fouling the Meade name
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    About “Ann Purser

    • Ann Purser

      Ann Purser lives in the East Midlands, in a small and attractive village which still has a village shop, a garage, pub and church Here she finds her inspiration for her novels about country life She has only to do her daily shopping down the High Street to listen to the real life of the village going on around her.Before turning to fiction, she had a number of different careers, including journalism she was for six years a columnist in SHE magazine and art gallery proprietor Running her own gallery in a 400 year old barn behind the house, she gained fascinating insights into the characters and relationships of customers wandering around She had no compunction about eavesdropping, and sharpened up her writer s skills in weaving plots around strangers who spent sometimes than an hour in her gallery.Working in a village school added grist to the mill, as does singing in the church choir and membership of the Women s Guild She reminds herself humbly that Virginia Woolf was President of her local WI Six years hard study won her an Open University degree, and when she faltered and threatened to fall by the wayside, writer husband Philip Purser reminded her that he was paying good money for the course During this period, she wrote two non fiction books, one for parents of handicapped children she has a daughter with cerebral palsy and the other a lighthearted book for schools, on the explosion of popular entertainment in the first forty years of the twentieth century.Ten years of running the gallery proved to be enough, and while it was very successful she decided to sell The business moved down the street to another barn and owner, and Pursers stayed on in their house next to the village school another rich source of material for the stories Time to start writing novels.Round Ringford became Ann s village in a series of six novels, each with a separate story, but featuring the same cast of characters with a few newcomers each time The list of books gives details of each story, and each features an issue common to all villages in our rural countryside Just like our village is a frequent comment from Ann s readers.Next the Lois Meade Mysteries, each title reflecting a day of the week Ann has always loved detective fiction, and determined to make it her next series So Murder on Monday was born, followed by Terror on Tuesday, and Weeping on Wednesday The rest of the week follows Mornings are set aside for writing, and the rest of the day Ann spends walking the dog, retrieving bantams eggs from around the garden, gossiping and taking part in the life of the village She is never bored

    656 thoughts on “Warning at One

    • I wouldn t say I learned anything from this book per se It is another book that just appeared at my husband s work and he brought it home for me a fun mystery for light summer reading, but not necessarily one I would ever read again If books by the same author appear on my nightstand, i am sure i will read them, but i am not running out to find the others in the series.


    • 16th October 2010One of the best Lois Mead books so far There were twists and turns and I was still guessing up to the last chapter These are gentle mysteries not too violent if you are looking for something a little less gruesome Also there is a good family back story and all the regular characters who work for Lois at New Brooms.


    • Back by popular demand cleaning lady Lois Meade has sleuthed through a full week, but crime can happen at any hourLois Meade is a working class mum, cleaner extraordinaire, and a part time sleuth But she has her work set out for her when tenants of her rental homestart leaving, frustrated by their neighbor s noisy pet rooster The owner, elderly Clem Fitch, refuses to part with his feathery companion, aptly namedSatan.It s a relief when Lois s son Douglas asks to rent the house But then peculiar [...]


    • I read the first book in this series, Murder on Monday and thought that many of the weaknesses in plot and characterization were just rookie mistakes, but having jumped to this offering, much later on in the series, I see that nothing has changed Not once, but twice, did characters fail to contact the police once about a serious assault, once about a kidnapping The collective laissez faire attitude about placing oneself and others in danger is off putting No one in the series seems to take murde [...]


    • In a small English village, an old gentleman is found dead beside his murdered rooster who has been disturbing the neighbours with his early morning crowing There is a strange, grumpy recluse living next door Meanwhile, an elderly blind woman has moved in across the street where there appears to be some strange happenings Lois Meade, owner of the cleaning business, New Brooms, is asked to again assist Detective Cosgill in solving the murder The crime becomes complicated as the story progresses [...]


    • I was glad to see Douglass returning to the series, and also glad to see so many characters standing by him, including some that were a surprise, making this somewhat of a family reunion in crisis Oftentimes Lois family seemed fractured or at odds with each other, but in this book, they were united Hunter Cowgill got even mushy and forward than in the other books, but of course Lois could handle him Dot was as conniving as usual, one of my favorite characters.The plot reminded me of the very fi [...]


    • Clem Fitch s cockerel is keeping neighbors awake including the tenants in Lois Meade s rental property They move out, and Lois s son Doug, who has just found a job near his parents, moves in At much the same time, an elderly blind lady moves in across the street and hires Lois s cleaning service When Doug finds Clem and his cockerel, both murdered, the police find that Clem s neighbor has vanished as mysteriously as he lived Lois has solved crimes for each of the days of the week, but she s star [...]


    • Warning at One was a bit different from the other Lois Meade books, and the difference was good I ve enjoyed this series, and the books keep getting better I did hate when one of my favorite characters died, but with Ms Purser s books no one is safe which is fun, if you think about it She reads like a good Midsomer Murder mystery without Barnaby, of course I like the Dot Nimmo character, and I think she brings a bit of hilarity to this series Good work, Ms Purser.


    • Now that Purser has finished with the days of the week, she continues with her heroine Lois Meade, owner of New Brooms Her small rental house in Tresham is next to that of Clem Fitch whose noisy rooster sent her tenants in search of other quarters When Clem and his rooster are killed, Lois and her son Douglas become enmeshed in a scam involving illegal aliens Believable English setting and favorite characters.


    • Fun series of mysteries However, I m getting a little tired of the abrasive relationship between the main character Lois and her husband Derek with the police inspector Cowgill After reading eight books in this series, it should have been mellowed down by now The main character is still very abrupt and abrasive and kind of hard to like I have seven books to read in this series so I will see if anything changes Maybe I m just not used to British cozy mysteries


    • Lois Meade is also a landlord A tenant and his annoying rooster is found murdered and Lois becomes involved in solving the mystery There are several twists and turns which led to some unexpected results It also seems that her adult children may be playing of a role in her investigations.


    • I enjoy the Lois Meade New Brooms mysteries They are generally fairly light and innocouos However, this one did involve some danger, some nefarious characters and some murder Worst of all, Lois son Douglas is suspected Not that anyone really believes that he did it but they have to go through the motions And Lois doesn t like that one bit.


    • First time I ve read this author It was all right, but decidely British than most British writers I ve read Which made me ponder do British authors Americanize their books to a certain extent if they want them to be published and popular here This author did not And it was okay Just a few cultural and society references where I thought no idea what she s referring to.


    • I love the Lois Meade mystery story and yes, a little editing, wouldn t hurt it, but I enjoyed it just fine the way that it is Hope there are 11 and that this is the first of a series Soo nice to be back with Lois and her bunch, even though all the kids are grown and out of the house, there is still plenty going on to be interesting.


    • This is a pleasant and easy read, which I completed the same day I started it It is one of a series starring amateur sleuth, Lois Meade, who uses her house cleaning agency to find out about people We meet her family and her cleaning staff who are all involved in searching for clues I ve read another in the series and will be reading .


    • So far I have never been let down by Ann Purser I enjoyed this very much I really like the fact that some time passes before the next mystery Lois is not one to find a dead body on her doorstep every morning


    • I have read a few of this series and they are ok Not really to my taste they ARE set in England, and are cozies , but a little to modern and abrupt for me.Honestly, I finished it yesterday and can t remember who done it.


    • If you love cozy mysteries this is the book for you It held my interest and couldn t wait to get back to the book when I did put it down A wonderful little English village where everyone knows everyone and murder A modern day Miss Marple mystery.


    • The latest book in the Lois Meade series This time the plot revolves around her son moving into the newly purchased property and discovering there is a murder across the street Of course, Detective Cowgill is involved and with Lois help the mystery is eventually solved.


    • First book I ve read by this author Took me a long time to get into the book Seems to be too many characters So a little hard to try and focus on all of them.I did finish the book Never like to start something and not finish.


    • I saw these in the library and assumed at one would be the first in the series, only to discover they started with the days of the week and this was book 8 It was a light cozy and entertaining, but I don t think I ll be seeking out any in the series.


    • I think I came in a bit late in this series I felt like I was laggging behind and there were to the characters than I was led to understand I will try to order the first book in the series and see where that takes me.


    • Listened to this whilst stitching and it was a light, easy listen If I come across another in the library I will probably borrow it, but I wouldn t go out of my way to find another The narrator, Ann Cater, was brilliant.



    • I am liking the main character Lois Meade and her family The villains are hateful and it is nice when they are caught.



    • Love Ann Purser books Interesting because the mystery keeps hidden until the end and I also learn some new English slang and how they think on the other side of the big pond.





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