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Grim Pickings single work   novel   crime   mystery  
Is part of Verity Birdwood Mystery Jennifer Rowe , 1987 series - author novel short story (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Grim Pickings
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'Yes, the old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice's once again - to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting. Beneath the surface was the usual boiling jealousies, frustrations and uneasy gaps between the generations and in-laws. Or was there something different about this year?' (Source: back cover, 1988 edition)

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Grim Pickings Peter Gawler , Graeme Koetsveld , ( dir. Riccardo Pellizzeri ) South Australia : South Australian Film Corporation Nine Network , 1989 6060573 1989 series - publisher film/TV crime

'In the great tradition of Agatha Christie... family and friends gather each spring at Aunt Alice's farm for a weekend of good company, sunshine and apple picking. When Damien arrives uninvited, followed closely by murder, the weekend turns sour... the pickings grim indeed. The stage is set for a riveting finale as the killer tries to remove anyone who poses a threat, and the innocent as well, in one devastating blow.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 17/6/2013)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Ruth, Mim and Roz, with thanks

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1988 .
      Extent: vii, 292p.p.
      Description: illus., plan
      Note/s:
      • 'Meticulously clued...Whodunit' The Guardian (appears on cover).
      • Includes 'Cast of Characters' (p. vi).
      • Back-cover blurb notes 'Unwin Paperbacks'.
      ISBN: 9780043330319 (pbk), 0043330312 (pbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Century ,
      1988 .
      Extent: vii, 292p.p.
      Description: illus., plan
      ISBN: 9780712619295, 0712619291
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bantam Crime Line ,
      1991 .
      image of person or book cover 2708796222314583430.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 386p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9780553291223, 055329122X (pbk)
Alternative title: Farlig frukt : detektivroman
Language: Swedish
    • Stockholm,
      c
      Sweden,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Bonniers ,
      1990 .
      Extent: 303, [1]p.p.
      ISBN: 9100501727

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording, large print.

Works about this Work

Literary Adaptation in an Australian Setting - Jennifer Rowe's 'Grim Pickings' Sue Ryan-Fazilleau , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , August vol. 2 no. 2 2002; (p. 27-38)
Christie Fan Makes Good Stuart Coupe (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , April-May vol. 5 no. 10 1991; (p. 18-19)
Jenny Rowe : Clues to the Puzzle Stuart Coupe (interviewer), 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , February no. 2 1991; (p. 42-45)
Crime Ray Davie , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 1990; (p. 10)

— Review of Babylon South Jon Cleary , 1989 single work novel ; Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel ; Murder by the Book Jennifer Rowe , 1989 single work novel
Far-Fetched But a Riveting Read Stan Barney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 1989; (p. 22)

— Review of Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel
Crime Ray Davie , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 February 1990; (p. 10)

— Review of Babylon South Jon Cleary , 1989 single work novel ; Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel ; Murder by the Book Jennifer Rowe , 1989 single work novel
The Return of the Antipodean Whodunnit : The Proof and the Pourquoi Stephen Knight , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 96 1987; (p. 8-10)

— Review of The Last Man's Head : Chip-Chop, Chip-Chop, The Last Man's Head Off Jessica Anderson , 1970 single work novel ; Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel ; The January Zone Peter Corris , 1987 single work novel
Australian Whodunnit Well Worth Picking Up Jeff Popple , 1987 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 November 1987; (p. B5)

— Review of Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel
Families, Apples and a Corpse Penelope Nelson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 21-22 January 1989; (p. 8)

— Review of Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel
Far-Fetched But a Riveting Read Stan Barney , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 April 1989; (p. 22)

— Review of Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , 1987 single work novel
Literary Adaptation in an Australian Setting - Jennifer Rowe's 'Grim Pickings' Sue Ryan-Fazilleau , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inter-Cultural Studies , August vol. 2 no. 2 2002; (p. 27-38)
Jenny Rowe : Clues to the Puzzle Stuart Coupe (interviewer), 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , February no. 2 1991; (p. 42-45)
Christie Fan Makes Good Stuart Coupe (interviewer), 1991 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , April-May vol. 5 no. 10 1991; (p. 18-19)
The Other Crime Wave James Hall , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 June 1989; (p. 52-59)
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