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Script – Practice to Deceive

Script – Practice to Deceive

Practice to Deceive
by Norman Robbins
Published by Samuel French Ltd
4M 6F

The gruesome discovery of several dead bodies buried on the moor sparks a police investigation and a heavy media presence in the remote North Yorkshire village of Chellingford

When Adrian Brookes shows up at Jessica Scanlon’s cottage, however, it’s with another line of enquiry in mind

His sister, Laura, has disappeared, and he thinks watercolour artist Jessica might be able to help him find her

Jessica’s friend Etta has also gone missing, and when she is called upon to identify one of the bodies discovered by the police, she confirms that it is Etta

But Jessica’s landlady Mildred seems to have other ideas

A mysterious suicide, an elaborate insurance scam and the arrival of nosey true crime writer Diana Wishart create further layers of intrigue that lead to a thrilling denouement

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