Once Too Often by Dorothy Simpson Review

Scribner, Feb., 1998.
Hardcover, 223 pages.
ISBN: 0684845784.
Ordering information: Amazon.com

Once Too Often by Dorothy Simpson

Inspector Luke Thanet is back in this 14th installment of the popular police procedural series. As the story opens, Thanet is facing something worse than a grisly murder -- his beloved daughter is getting married and it's up to him to come up with a speech for the wedding. Unhappy over losing his baby girl and wracked with writer's block, Thanet is positively relieved to be presented with a murder to solve. Journalist Jessica Dander is found at the bottom of her stairs with her neck broken and her front door wide open. As Thanet and his assistant Lineham get to work on the case a large number of suspects appear who all had reasons for wanting the obnoxious Jessica to die. As the tale unfolds, the leads are carefully investigated by the police duo, both of whom are having family problems which are revealed to the reader as the case evolves.

Dorothy Simpson again creates the cozy atmosphere of a small English village with a murder which must be solved before Thanet's speech at his daughter's wedding. With its congenial atmosphere and an intriguing mystery, Once Too Often is a welcome addition to this popular series.

More from Writers Write

  • Clarkesworld Magazine Temporarily Closes Submissions After Surge in ChatGPT Generated Stories

  • Prince Harry Easily Tops Bestseller Lists With Spare

  • Stephen King Compares Elon Musk to Tom Sawyer

  • U.S. Postal Service Honors Shel Silverstein With Forever Stamp

  • Twitter Reveals Edit Button Under Development

  • Writing Contests
    upcoming contests
    Write Jobs
    find a job
    Writing Memes
    funny writing-related memes
    Stephen King Quotes
    quotes from the master
    Grammar Tips
    improve your writing
    Writing Prompts
    spark your creativity