Pieces of Justice

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Thorndike Press, Sep 1, 1996 - Fiction - 444 pages
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Murder takes on a variety of guises in this collection of sinister stories. Whether it involves a henpecked husband who needs a mountain holiday, a widow with horrific plans for her neighbors or a little old lady who is an accomplished assassin, each dark work is subtly and masterfully crafted by an outstanding author of the genre.

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Contents

The Liberator
7
Its Never Too Late
34
Always Rather a Prig
48
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Margaret Yorke was born Margaret Beda Larminie Nicholson in Surrey, but lived in Dublin until 1937, before moving back to England. During the war, she served in the Woman's Royal Naval Service as a driver. She then worked in the libraries of two Oxford colleges, and was the first woman ever to work in Christ Church library. She campaigned for Public Lending Rights for authors in Britain, and was also chairman of the Crime Writers' Association between 1979 and 1980. Her first novel, Summer Flight, was published in 1957. She then turned to the subject of crime with Dead in the Morning, published in 1970. With No Medals for the Major published in 1974, she began writing novels of suspense, which include The Point of Murder, Serious Intent and Act of Violence. In 1982, she won the Swedish Academy Detection award for the best translated novel, The Scent of Fear. Her books are published in 16 countries. In 1993, she won the Golden Handcuffs award, which is given in recognition of the popularity of the country's leading crime writer within the library service and to its borrowers.

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