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The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev
  

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The Hunt for Sonya Dufrette by R. T. Raichev

On the day of the Royal Wedding in July 1981 at a house party by the Thames, a little girl vanishes. Her doll is found floating in the river, but of the child herself there is no sign. Twenty years on and Antonia Darcy, divorcee and assistant librarian at the Military and Naval Club, still puzzles over the disappearance of Sonya Dufrette and the bizarre behaviour of her father, the awful Lawrence Dufrette, his exotic wife, Lena and the intelligent but austere Lady Mortlock -- not to mention the strange absence of the nanny. Ably assisted by her new admirer, Major Payne, she embarks on a mission to solve the labyrinthine mystery of the long-lost child's disappearance.

Reviews

A whodunit that has more twists than a snake in a basket. -- Robert Barnard Agatha Christie fans will find much to like in this traditional whodunit. * Publishers Weekly * The intricate and inventive mystery is embellished by witty dialogue and a cast of gloriously eccentric characters. -- Francis Wyndham All so ingenious. * Emma Tennant * Fascinating and surreal. -- Antonia Fraser


About the Author

R.T Raichev is a researcher and writer who grew up in Bulgaria and wrote a university dissertation on English Crime Fiction. He has lived in London since 1989.

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Publication date

20th September 2004

Author

R. T. Raichev

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Publisher

Robinson Publishing an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781849010894

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