The Blackmailer

The Blackmailer[PDF / Epub] ☉ The Blackmailer By Isabel Colegate – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Anthony Lane is dead a casualty of the Korean War and at home in England he is praised a hero But Baldwin Reeves who served with him knows the truth Lane a traitor and a coward was executed ignominiou Anthony Lane is dead a casualty of the Korean War and at home in England he is praised a hero But Baldwin Reeves who served with him knows the truth Lane a traitor and a coward was executed ignominiously by his own men Envious of the wealth and social position Lane possessed Reeves decides to put his knowledge to good use by blackmailing his widow Judith Anxious to prevent a scandal and protect Lane's elderly mother from the disclosure of his disgrace Judith seems to be wholly into Reeves's power But when The Blackmailer finds himself falling in love with his victim the balance of power shifts and the stage is set for an ironic and surprising conclusion Darkly humorous with a wonderfully offbeat cast of characters and featuring the distinguished style for which she is known The Blackmailer was the first novel by Isabel Colegate author of the modern classic The Shooting Party This edition the first in years includes a new foreword by the author. Not as good as The Shooting Party but the novel still manages to hold it's own Already an adeuate synopsis on offer Good atmosphere and well depicted secondary characters Well worth a look at This is a good but not fabulous debut novel I found the prose maybe slightly better than adeuate The characters were real enough not flat but also not uite fully developed It is uite short and I think had she worked at it a bit she might have found it worth giving us another 100 pages or so But then maybe not I liked the premise of the storyline The GR description gives away too much of the plot I think Certainly there could be going on with her characters than she gives us I'm having a hard time coming up with why I'm not a bit enthusiastic However it's just a solid 3 stars For me that often means I found something wrong with it but in this case it means I simply didn't find enough right with it to bump it up a level Now availablePaperbackEbookWebsite | US | UK One of those novels that only the English can write with a wry unsentimental sophisticafion It's about a comically inept blackmailer whose victim a young widow turns out to be than his match The secondary characters are a lot of fun the dotty family it is England a lovestruck college student a literary issario and a fierce midget Not an extra word in this one

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  • Paperback
  • 150 pages
  • The Blackmailer
  • Isabel Colegate
  • English
  • 02 December 2014
  • 9781941147221