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Penny Dreadful by Susan Moody

Penny Dreadful by Susan Moody

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Penny Wanawake - big, black and sexy - exploded onto the detection scene in Penny Black. This is her second adventure. When Max Maunciple, a novelist feared for his vitriolic pen, dies from an apparent surfeit of gin, only Penny suspects that his death may not be from natural causes. Aided by a handsome American policeman holidaying in England, she sets out to discover the truth. The novel is full of splendid characters and elegantly set in Canterbury where historical and Chaucerian references abound. There is a memorable visit to a health farm and another to Boulogne. The action is fast. The dialogue sparkles. The story maintains its pace right to the very last page. Zest and fun adorn a classic whodunnit plot. The disciplines of the detective novel are observed, the murderer's identity coming as a real surprise when the red herrings have been disposed of. Very contemporary, full of zip and fizz, Penn's latest case as a sleuth comes as a fine successor to the first. It is a spectacular crime novel and a gripping piece of story­telling.   More info →
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Penny Wise by Susan Moody

Penny Wise by Susan Moody

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When aristocrat Amazon Penny Wanawake deputizes for her mother at a super de luxe hotel planning conference on Costas Kyriakou's private Aegean island, she expects boredom and backbiting. And perhaps a brief flirtation with her old friend Theo. But not a body ... 'The glorious PennyWanawake' The Times 'She emerges triumphant, having scattered wisecracks along her way like bread crumbs' Financial Times 'A stunning creation' Evening Standard More info →
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Penny Post by Susan Moody

Penny Post by Susan Moody

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Third in the notable series starring the inimitable Penny Wanawake. When Kendal Santain, local landowner and apparent target, calls on Penny Wanawake for help, he gets it. And rather more than he d bargained for. Six feet, 126 lbs, Bovril-black, rich, beautiful and totally uninhibited - when Penny seeks a Solution, there is nowhere for a Solution, however timid and retiring, to hide. More info →
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Penny Royal by Susan Moody

Penny Royal by Susan Moody

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The news hit the papers ... Dr Bruno Fenlinghetti, esteemed Italian archaeologist and director of Rome's Instituto Ferlinghetti, had disappeared from his home near Naples. A pair of priceless statuettes had also vanished. You didn't have to be Perry Mason to realise that the doctor and the statuettes were thought to be travelling together. Dear forgetful Bruno - disorganised, thoughtless, but never, Penny knew, never dishonest. Bruno, was incorruptible; he didn't mess with drink or drugs or boys, and if he developed a vice he had the Ferlinghetti fortune to indulge it. The exquisitely tuned reasoning of Penny Wanawake sensed it had to be kidnapping or worse. Six feet of slender, sophisticated, immoral, uninhibited sleuth took the first flight to Rome... More info →
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Penny Pinching by Susan Moody

Penny Pinching by Susan Moody

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She was tall. She was black. She was beautiful. Penny and the stranger on her terrace are as alike as two peas in a pod. Except that the stranger is dead. To Penny this seems too much of a coincidence for comfort. The disappearance of her father, a Senangan diplomat, and his friend Pilot Whitman suggests a political motive - but what? And why should she, who is politically naive enough to think that Black Consciousness is a racehorse, be next in line? 'Magnificent black Penny and jewel-thief steady hit multi-faceted trouble ... Ancient and modern history of Senanga, a rich jumble of past society scandals and present political manoeuvres, lies behind the fine, sad mess Penny wise crackingly has to plumb on her travels ... the spinning plot could qualify as the torque of the town' - Sunday Times 'Complicated plot well worked out, comedy and suspense nicely mixed, the one-liners more effective because carefully rationed, Ms Moody's best yet' - Julian Symons More info →
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Penny Saving by Susan Moody

Penny Saving by Susan Moody

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Penny Wanawake, daughter of an African diplomat father and English aristocratic mother, is swept up in the tides of adventure when she agrees to look after the RH Domestic Agency for her neighbour. A nanny for the agency disappears and Penny finds herself sorting out a dangerous puzzle. 'A character who will run and run' Times Literary Supplement 'Magnificent black Penny' Sunday Times 'Fast moving ... witty writing ... a dazzling romp' Birmingham Post 'This fine female writer has found a winning formula with her heroine Penny Wanawake' Oxford Mail 'Dialogue as crisp as a cookie' London Standard 'Not a wasted moment for heroine or reader' The Times 'A protagonist who strides right into the gallery of memorable amateur sleuths, to occupy a position of distinction' Financial Times More info →
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it’s a case of having to my darlings by Lisa Alabaksh

it’s a case of having to my darlings by Lisa Alabaksh

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Lisa Alabaksh met Denise Marshall in 1992 and what ensued was a whirlwind pf passion, pleasure and possibilites. The envy of all their friends they seemed to have achieved the mythical 'soulmate' ideal. They'd established careers, seen the world and jumped the metaphorical and physical broomstick. Nobody could have guessed that their story would change so drastically, in such a short space of time. Facebook can at times be our dearest friend or greatest foe, so when Lisa turned to it to tell the latest chapter of her non-fairytale story, she knew she was taking a risk. But thtory of her warrior woman just had to be told. And she knew she had to take these steps in her journey with her tribe, even if it meant it would be in full view of the world. This was the time when her mantra of health and happiness and love and laughter (hahalala) would be put to the test. Beautiful, raw, heart wrenching and intense, but most of all real, this story will give you a front seat to one of the best love journeys ever told. How do you face your deepest fears in love? How do you hold on tight to a moon beam when you know dawn is coming? "It's a case of having to, my darlings ..." More info →
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