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This Private Plot

An Oliver Swithin Mystery by Alan Beechey

This Private Plot by Alan Beechey

Synopsis (from the publisher): If a blackmail letter drives a man to suicide, is the sender guilty of murder? "Yes," says Oliver Swithin, author of bestselling Finsbury the Ferret childrenís stories and amateur sleuth, who is on holiday in an ancient village.

A midnight streak with his naked girlfriend — Scotland Yardís Effie Strongitham — abruptly ends in the discovery of a corpse. Retired radiobroadcaster Dennis Breedlove has hanged himself from the old gibbet. Evidence suggests blackmail may have driven this celebrity to suicide. Irresistibly intrigued, Oliver believes discovering the dead manís secret will lead to the identity of the blackmailer. But in Britain today, when shame is a ticket to fame, why suicide? What if it wasnít?

When the mystery abruptly turns inside out, black-clad strangers attack Oliver in the night. The Vicar behaves strangely. So do the villageís five unmarried Bennet sisters, a mysterious monk, the persistent, self-effacing Underwood Tooth, and Oliverís Uncle Tim, Effieís superior at the Yard and a part-time Shakespearean actor. Plus Oliverís aunt and his mother. Who else might play a role in this private plot? Two William Shakespeares?

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This Private Plot by Alan Beechey

This Private Plot by Alan Beechey — An Oliver Swithin Mystery

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 978-1-4642-0240-7
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $24.95

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