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Product Details

  • Paperback: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Worldwide (December 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 037326223X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373262236
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g

Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

The second appearance of Kate Kinsella, introduced in Deadly Errand , finds the English nurse/PI in the hire of fellow nurse, Vanessa Wootten, who tells Kate she is being stalked. Kate's landlord and friend Hubert, a funeral director, warns her to be wary of the reputedly neurotic Vanessa, who has been admitted to the hospital for a drug overdose and who claims that a former lover, police officer Paul Oakby, raped her. An elderly patient of Vanessa dies, and Kate finds an ambiguous message implicating Vanessa written on the old woman's mirror. Kate follows up on the list of suspects Vanessa gives her, but finds that none is capable of tailing the woman, including the fiance of Vanessa's estranged sister, who was incapacitated in a car accident two years before. After Oakby is killed and the message "You Next, V" is found nearby, Vanessa vanishes, leaving Kate struggling to reassess her evidence in order to save her client's life. Kate's quixotic manner is tempered by Hubert's dourness, making the two an interesting pair to watch.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

The sequel to Deadly Errand ( LJ 7/92) again features private-eye nurse Kate Kinsella in a traditional British mystery. While on duty at Longborough General Hospital, Kinsella meets a paranoid patient (also a nurse) who fears a murderous pursuer.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Smart and original Nov. 7 2001
By frumiousb - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In Vanessa Wooten, Christine Green has created an annoying and unreliable victim for Kate Kinsella to protect. She claims she's being stalked, but she's apparently been saying this for years. She's paranoid and more than a little strange. Right up until the end of this strange little book, we don't have any better feeling than Kinsella does whether the threat is anywhere except in Vanessa's head.
The book does get tangled up in its own feet at a certain point by introducing too many characters and too much information. Still, for me, it gives a lot of hope for the writer/series.
The first Kate Kinsella mystery that I really loved April 21 2009
By Neal Reynolds - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I think it's the screwball character of Vanessa Wooten that really made this movie for me. The hopelessly paranoid (or is she?) client makes a great contrast for the rather inept detective, and there is honest suspense towards the end as to the fate of poor Vanessa.BTW, one reviewer reviewed the wrong book...no haunted houses in this book. Sorry about that.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you like Kinsey Milhone, you'll probably like Kate Kinsella June 28 2005
By M. C. Crammer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Kate strikes me as a British version of Grafton's Kinsey Milhone -- she's kind of on her own and her good buddy is her landlord -- too old to be a romantic interest but someone who looks out for her to the extent she'll tolerate being looked after.

This is one of the earlier books in the series. Kate decides to go on holiday (take a vacation) and ends up in Wales, in a dreadful trailer (caravan). She runs into a friend from school, whom she barely recognizes. The friend is getting married and living in her fiance's house on a cliff in Cornwall (remember Rebecca?) The fiance's wife had committed suicide over the edge of the cliff, taking their two children, and Kate's friend is convinced the place is haunted. Kate ends up going to visit to investigate -- her concerns have to do with the fiance, not ghosts.

This is a real page-turner -- quick pace, lots of interesting characters, and a romantic location in an old house by the ocean.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A Kate Kinsella Mystery April 28 2001
By J. Graham - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed following the sleuth Kate Kinsella as she roamed the town pciking up clues. It was a very light yet intriguing read and reminded me of the TV show 'Murder She Wrote'.

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