The Charity Shop

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A humorous short story of crime and suspense, featuring Constable Penrose and Rhapsody Gershwin. Set in a fictional Yorkshire village.
C 4,000 words.

By the writer of the bestselling ghost story "Heather Farm". More
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About Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

After some years as a teacher, Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen has embarked on a new career as a writer of crime fiction. She lives in Denmark, near the North Sea, and she writes mysteries in English as well as her native language.

In 2010 she sold her first stories to American magazines and publishers. She set out writing some cosy mysteries and collections of short stories. Her most popular cosy is "Murder deLight" (also titled "The Cosy Knave") - a humorous and cosy novel featuring village constable Archibald Penrose and his plucky fiancée, the librarian Rhapsody Gershwin.

In 2012 she published her first serious psychological mystery, "Anna Märklin's Family Chronicles", a bestseller set in Denmark. "Anna Märklin" is a standalone, whereas Jakobsen's latest book, "North Sea Cottage" is the first in a planned series about the amateur detective and writer Tora Skammelsen from an isolated village in Jutland. The Tora Skammelsen series has been well received in Denmark, and more stories will be published soon.

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Reviews of The Charity Shop by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

Benedikte Eva reviewed on Sep. 13, 2012

Absolutely charming, and with a scary twist.
Who says that crimes have to have big motives?
Loved the setting and characters. I could easily get addicted to Dorte's stories.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Linda Rae Blair reviewed on Feb. 10, 2012

Short, Quirky, Great Read!

Dorte's writing style is so unique! If you like quirky characters with even quirkier names, a mystery you'll never figure out on your own, all provided in a minimum of words and greatest of skill--well you cannot go wrong with this one, or for that matter, any of her novels. Here she has used some of her characters from "The Cosy Knave" and given them another mystery to solve. Rhapsody Gershwin and Officer Penrose are, once again, left to their own devices to solve a murder (no overtime will be paid to solve crime in this village this weekend). So, they do just as instructed and solve it! No spoiler here--what else would Rhapsody and Penrose do?
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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