Crime Fiction Roderic Jeffries Deadly Petard

ISBN 13: 9780002313629

Deadly Petard

 
9780002313629: Deadly Petard

Gertrude Dean has finally found a sunny haven on the island of Mallorca and put behind her that nasty business involving Keir West's wife. Barbara West was very rich and ten years older than her philandering husband. She was also considerate: when she died with a plastic bay over her head, she left a suicide note. The cleaning woman had accused Keir West of murder. The police could not prove the maid's allegations were true because Gertrude Dean, who had found him irresistible since childhood, gave him an alibi. Harassed by both the police, who tried to make her confess she was a liar, and by West, who was desperate for her to keep lying, Gertrude made her way to Mallorca where she found peace at last -- until Inspector Alvarez was asked by the English police to question her, and West himself suddenly appeared, pleading with her to keep his secrets.

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Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Southampton's School of Navigation. In 1943 he went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company and returned to England in 1949 where he was subsequently called to the Bar. He practiced law for a brief period before starting to write full time. His books have been published in many different countries and have been adapted for film, television, and radio. He and his wife live in Mallorca, and have two children.
Steven is one of a select group of readers who have narrated over 400 Audiobooks. Superlatives are many in reviews of his work, for which he is a multi-Earphones Award winner and twice nominated Audie finalist. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and has established an acting career on both sides of the Atlantic in Theatre, Television, Film and Radio Drama performing with distinguished companies in New York and London. He is a member of the internationally acclaimed company Complicite.

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Jeffries, Roderic
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd (1983)
ISBN 10: 0002313626 ISBN 13: 9780002313629
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