The Elberg Collection

The Elberg Collection Former police inspector John Webber is enjoying his retirement in the small English village of Flaxfield when the irrepressible Lizzie Thomas his housekeeper and companion urges him back to work Jes

  • Title: The Elberg Collection
  • Author: Anthony Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780385232500
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Former police inspector John Webber is enjoying his retirement in the small English village of Flaxfield when the irrepressible Lizzie Thomas, his housekeeper and companion, urges him back to work.Jessica Elberg, wife of a wealthy industrialist, is dissatisfied with the police report on her parents deaths Master potter David Walton and his wife were walking on the beachFormer police inspector John Webber is enjoying his retirement in the small English village of Flaxfield when the irrepressible Lizzie Thomas, his housekeeper and companion, urges him back to work.Jessica Elberg, wife of a wealthy industrialist, is dissatisfied with the police report on her parents deaths Master potter David Walton and his wife were walking on the beach of a French resort town when her dress went up in flames Moments later the couple met their fiery end.Mrs Elberg thinks it was no accident, and Webber, investigating in London, is inclined to agree But it s Lizzie, armed with a working knowledge of French and her own famous determination, who goes to France and accelerates the action and the suspense in this deliciously witty mystery Publisher s description

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    About “Anthony Oliver

    • Anthony Oliver

      Anthony Oliver was a British film, television and stage actor.Librarian note There is no article relating at the actor and the writer being the same person But according to Stop, Tou Are Killing Me the birth and death dates match and his main character, Mrs Lizzie Thomas, is a Welsh widow.

    382 thoughts on “The Elberg Collection

    • An enjoyable mystery dealing with pottery and murder. The plot was not particularly great, the weakest of the series so far, and very predictable but the engaging characters made this an entertaining read.


    • Published in 1985, here is part of a review from The New Yorker: "The tone is mild, the tempo is moderate, and, what is most impressive, Mr. Oliver has both the artistry and the patience to give even the least of his characters a personality all his or her own."I couldn't agree more. This is the 3rd of 4 books featuring retired police inspector John Webber and his housekeeper/companion Lizzie Thomas, a series too short by far, and as much as I can ascertain, the only novels penned by Oliver. Que [...]


    • A woman hires retired Scotland Yard detective John Webber to find out if her parents' bizarre death on a beach in France was accident or murder. Webber's significant other, Lizzie Thomas, travels to France and finds herself in danger. Meanwhile, back in England, Webber doggedly pursues the case---until it clashes with the plans of MI5.I found the story very predictable in some ways, a bit too complex in others, but no matter. The vivid characters (how nice to see middle-aged people in starring r [...]


    • I enjoy the relationship/friendship between the two main characters - they genuinely care about and trust each other. Their adventures are sometimes harrowing, sometimes amusing, but always enjoyable. They each understand a different aspect of the human psyche which makes their differing viewpoints of a crime interesting - like the six blind men describing an elephant.I wish there were more books in this series.


    • The Elberg Collection by Anthony Oliver is a bit of a transcontinental mystery. One year ago David and Jane Walton were visiting one of their favorite places in France, a small resort town by the name of Le Bosquet, when tragedy struck. According to witnesses, they were strolling, completely alone, along the beach when Jane's dress suddenly went up in flames. Before anyone could save them, the couple were dead. The local authorities ascribe the deaths to a "freak accident"--blaming a brisk wind [...]


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