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by Endeavour Press, 27 July 2017. ASIN: B073S8RYCN
Following her divorce, Dr Lizzie
Browne decides to leave her London practice and start anew in Stibbington, a
small town on the south coast of England. Almost as soon as she arrives, Lizzie
gets involved in a murder case, which results in her friendship with DCI Adam
Maguire. Lizzie values the friendship and is fascinated by the criminal
investigation process; however, she does not anticipate getting involved in any
more murder investigations.
the start of The Dead Girl’s Shoes, Lizzie
attends the launch of a new perfume, in order to support her daughter who works
in Public Relations and has set up the event. The perfume was created by Simon
Villiers, the son of a locally prominent and not much liked family. During the
launch, Lizzie witnesses a disagreement between Simon Villiers and a pretty
young waitress and discovers that the girl is Jemima Villiers, Simon’s cousin,
who was brought up by his parents after her own parents died. Jemima and
Simon’s sister, Ruth, are students who take waitressing jobs to earn extra
the dark car park, as she is leaving the event, Lizzie hears people quarrelling
and thinks that one of them is Jemima. A short while later, Lizzie is driving
home when she sees Jemima struggling with her bicycle, which has a flat tyre. A
small red car pulls up and Jemima gets into it. Lizzie returns home and thinks
no more of the matter until Jemima’s dead body is discovered.
soon becomes clear that the Villiers family is unhappy and dysfunctional with
many long-buried secrets that are still causing problems in the present day.
Mrs Villiers, Jemima’s aunt, is one of Lizzie’s patients and she gets drawn
into the investigation. Another violent death occurs and Lizzie realises that
probing too deeply can be dangerous and she too is in peril of her life.
The Dead Girl’s
is the second in the series featuring Lizzie Browne. It has an interesting plot
and lively characters and Lizzie and Adam Maguire are likeable protagonists. It
is a very enjoyable read and hopefully there will be more in this appealing
Arney was born in Hampshire and went
to school in Winchester.Since 2001, she
has lived in Marchwood, near Southampton. As well as writing, Angela has
interests in amateur theatre both as a performer and director for plays and
musicals. Her old jobs have included shorthand writer, cabaret singer, teacher,
hospital administrator and caterer. She has been a performer in musicals
playing character parts with local societies at venues including the Mayflower
Theatre. She has directed for large musicals with Southampton Musical Society
and smaller productions for Phoenix Theatre Company.Angela has been a published
writer of successful romantic novels since 1984, and has had 16
romantic/thriller novels published as well as four mainstream novels. Angela
has a son a daughter, and four grandchildren.
Carol Westronis a successful short story
writer and a Creative Writing teacher.She is the moderator for the cosy/historical crime panel, The Deadly
Dames.Her crime novels are set both in
contemporary and Victorian times.The
Terminal Velocity of Cats is the first in her Scene of Crimes novels, was
published July 2013. Her latest book The Fragility
of Poppies was published 10 June 2016.