Brat Farrar

Brat Farrar

eBook - 2012
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What begins as a ploy to claim an inheritance ends with the impostor's life hanging in the balance.In this tale of mystery and suspense, a stranger enters the inner sanctum of the Ashby family posing as Patrick Ashby, the heir to the family's sizable fortune. The stranger, Brat Farrar, has been carefully coached on Patrick's mannerism's, appearance, and every significant detail of Patrick's early life, up to his thirteenth year when he disappeared and was thought to have drowned himself. It seems as if Brat is going to pull off this most incredible deception until old secrets emerge that jeopardize the imposter's plan and his life. Culminating in a final terrible moment when all is revealed, Brat Farrar is a precarious adventure that grips the reader early and firmly and then holds on until the explosive conclusion.
Publisher: 2012
ISBN: 9781476733142
Branch Call Number: OverDrive ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Soon after the death of his parents, Patrick Ashby disappeared, leaving a suicide note. Then, on the eve of Simon Ashby's coming of age, a young man calling himself Brat Farrar turns up, and his physical resemblance to Patrick is so remarkable that even the Ashbys' solicitor is convinced of his r... Read More »

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May 31, 2018

I have developed a fondness for these old style mysteries. Josephine Tey, Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. This was very British and had a strong sense of place and a good plot.

Jul 26, 2016

One of my favourite authors!
As always an interesting look at society complete with plot twists.
But it's not just about the story line. It's the amazing writing, the character development, the use of language.
Unfortunately Josephine Tey (Elizabeth MacKintosh) left us with just 5 mystery novels. They are all wonderful literary works to savour repeatedly.

Vivian L Bell
Jan 01, 2015

Josephine Tey wrote with elegance, insight and an extraordinary ability to cast a kind of spell over you. Great book!

Jul 14, 2012

Although the "murderer" was obvious from the start, it was still a great read, and very well written.

Jan 27, 2011

Enjoyable read. A little bit of a stretch at the end, but essentially the kind of book that almost reads itself.


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