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The Golden Road By Marina Oliver
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The Golden Road When Josie Shaw's stepfather George dies, and she and her mother Dora are left with nothing but debts. Dora wants Josie to make a good marriage. Josie, however, is strong and... More > independent. George's son Leo, offers Josie a job as a secretary in his Birmingham jewellery factory. Together with her cousin Lizzie, Josie becomes fascinated by the motoring rallies popular in the 1930s, and longs to compete in the Monte Carlo Rally. Then a chain of disasters strike, and she has no job, no home, and little hope of a bright future. The contrasts of the Birmingham slums, the glamorous world of jewels, fast motor cars and the ultimate test of stamina in the Monte Carlo Rally make this an absorbing read. About Marina Oliver Marina has more than 80 novels published, all are available as ebooks. Marina has also written several guide books for aspiring writers. For more information about Marina and details of all her books see her website: http://www.marina-oliver.net< Less
A Cut Above the Rest By Marina Oliver
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The second Dodie Fanshaw mystery by Marina Oliver, author of 80+ novels. Dodie's rural peace is shattered, first by a mermaid walking up the lawn from the river Thames, and then by a body near the... More > pool. The body belonged to an author who lived next door. His girlfriend, publisher and agent, ex-lovers and neighbours crowd the garden. But who might have killed this best-selling novelist? And why? Inevitably Dodie is drawn into trying to solve the mystery.< Less
Murder in California By Marina Oliver
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A stolen pistol plopping into the pool beside Dodie, former starlet, announces murder. Instead of relaxing in the Californian sunshine, she and Joe Broughton, her ex-husband with whom she is staying... More > in his house overlooking the Pacific, set out to discover who could have killed one of his neighbours and disposed of the pistol. Dodie becomes aware of several tensions and jealousies among the neighbours. They all deny having taken it, but any one of the neighbours could have stolen the pistol on the day they are avoiding an escaped Mexican convict whose sister is a maid in a nearby house. Asking questions and testing alibis proves difficult.< Less
Riding for a Fall By Marina Oliver
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When Dodie Fanshaw goes to stay with her old friend Christine, she soon realises there are tensions, both in the family living at the Manor and the one where Elena is organising daughter Rebecca's... More > wedding. John, the young brother of Robert, who owns the Manor, hates his Uncle Michael, Robert's Trustee, and because he wants to be a detective, gains a reputation as a snooper. Then there is a tragic death, but was it the right victim? Plenty of people have both motive and opportunity, and Dodie is determined to discover the truth.< Less
Strangled in the Sauna By Marina Oliver
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Why do the owners of fabulous jewels refuse to have the police called in when they are stolen? How could a thief open a bedroom safe? Dodie has an aversion to exercise – and even more to... More > massage. But she is persuaded to go to the Yorkshire health spa by Elena, whose boy friend is cousin to the owners. Suspicion obviously falls on the maids, but other staff have legitimate reasons to visit guest rooms. But how they dispose of such well-known jewels? Then a murder and the plot thickens.< Less
Murder at Comfree Abbey By Marina Oliver
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Who shot farmer Harris during a pheasant shoot? He has built cow sheds and pig pens near the entrance to Comfree Abbey, and Sir Hugo and his new wife Deborah fear the smell will put off their... More > prospective guests when they open the Abbey as a superior private hotel. Dodie Fanshaw investigates all those at the shoot. The police, however, seem to suspect Sir Hugo. But almost anyone could have done it, and a few villagers had their own quarrels with Farmer Harris.< Less
Stage for Murder By Marina Oliver
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The Fifth Dodie Fanshaw Mystery A suspicious death, a newcomer who becomes involved in village affairs, and Dodie Fanshaw on the trail of the truth, create a delicious cosy crime novel. Catherine,... More > widowed, returns to her home in the Lancashire hills. She and Ian Hanson, a retired newcomer, quickly become involved in village activities. She goes to work for Martin, whose wife died in a tragic accident for which he was blamed, but exonerated, until the rumours start up again and Martin's mother, a former dancer with Dodie, asks Dodie to help.< Less
A Murdered Earl By Marina Oliver
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Luke Peters, French aristocrat, has escaped from the guillotine to England, and needs to protect his sister from vicious revolutionaries while searching for the family jewels. Hoping the Earl of... More > Redditch can help, he becomes the Earl's valet, then disaster strikes and he might be accused of murder.< Less
Presentation to a Dying By Marina Oliver
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In two previous Dodie Fanshaw mysteries, the deaths could have been accidents, but she was sure they were murders and determined to unmask the villains. This death is clearly murder, and the police... More > investigate the many people who had grudges against the new Rector, from his family and his new parishioners. The trouble is, most of them have no alibis, and not all of them tell the truth. Dodie, visiting Sir William and Lady Talbot at the Manor, is able to discover the vital clue.< Less
The Marriage Gamble By Marina Oliver
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Luke, Earl of Frayne, is determined to recover Frayne Caste, even if it means marrying the present owner, Damaris Hallem, a girl he has never met. Luke's father, an inveterate gambler, lost the... More > Castle fifty years earlier to Damaris's grandfather, an innkeeper. As it is the first estate his family obtained Luke wants to regain it. Damaris, unwillingly obeying her grandfather's wishes, comes to London for the Season with her friend Mary, Lady Gordon, and her two young children. She will be twenty-one in July, and is looking forward to controlling her inheritance, which has been in the charge of a distant cousin, Humphrey Lee. Damaris is convinced he wants to marry her. She doesn't want any husband, who would deprive her of such control. Her first encounter with Luke is disastrous, but she soon finds a way out of the dilemma.< Less