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Puppet for a Corpse - Dorothy Simpson
Puppet for a Corpse
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A doctor’s apparent suicide sets off alarm bells for Detective Inspector Thanet, “a shrewd yet compassionate observer of aberrant human behavior” (The New York Times). The Hippocratic oath binds medical professionals to a lifetime of helping fellow human beings. For a doctor to kill himself is... show more
A doctor’s apparent suicide sets off alarm bells for Detective Inspector Thanet, “a shrewd yet compassionate observer of aberrant human behavior” (The New York Times).

The Hippocratic oath binds medical professionals to a lifetime of helping fellow human beings. For a doctor to kill himself is not just to renege on that pledge, but to betray all mankind. When Dr. Arnold Pettifer is found dead from an overdose of pills and alcohol, Det. Inspector Luke Thanet’s first reaction is disgust. His second is suspicion: This, he thinks, is murder.

Nothing in Pettifer’s life would point to suicide. He had a prospering practice, money in the bank, a beautiful new wife, and a baby on the way. But when Inspector Thanet learns that Pettifer’s wife had taken a lover, he begins to suspect her—only to find that nothing about the death of Dr. Pettifer is as obvious as it may seem.

This CWA Silver Dagger–winning series set in the Kent countryside is beloved by fans of the classic English mystery. Puppet for a Corpse showcases the talents of police inspector Thanet, “a subtle interviewer with a genius for reading character” (The New York Times).

Puppet for a Corpse is the 3rd book in the Inspector Thanet Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B0722NRKPX
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery, Crime
Series: Inspector Thanet 4 (#3)
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Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
2.5 Puppet for a Corpse by Dorothy Simpson
I picked up one of these Luke Thanet books for a couple of bucks at the UBS before Christmas - I am always looking for new classic mystery series, and this looked like a decent option. This is the third book in the series I've read at this point. I read the 6th book, Dead on Arrival, first, and th...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Puppet For A Corpse (Inspector Thanet #3) by Dorothy Simpson
bookshelves: published-1983, spring-2010, mystery-thriller, britain-england, fraudio Read from February 27 to March 06, 2010 Blurb - Dr. Pertifer had a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, good health and a wealthy bank account. But stress and overwork take their toll, and Inspector Thanet knew ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Blurb - Dr. Pertifer had a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, good health and a wealthy bank account. But stress and overwork take their toll, and Inspector Thanet knew how high the suicide rate was in the medical profession. But would-be suicides didn't normally arrange for their cars to be repai...
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