Practice To Deceive
by Norman Robbins Nov 2019
Adrian Brookes - John Fisher Mildred McBride - Shirley Dodson
Gavin Purdie - Matt Hemmings Donald Caffrey - Robert Elrick
Jessica Scanlon - Laura Curtis Diana Wishart - Maria Hiscock
Susan Tonks - Elaine Sturmey Rhoda Bradstock - Zena Howarth
Inspector Tyson - Simon Crutchley Sgt. Morley- Tom Freegard
Produced by Karen Evans
The gruesome discovery of several dead bodies on the moor sparks a police investigation and a heavy media presence in the remote Village of Chellingford.
When Adrian Brooks shows up at Jessica Scanlon's cottage, however, it is 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 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 nosy true crime writer Diana Wishart create further layers of intrigue that lead to a thrilling denouement.