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Cambridge University Press 978-0-521-68659-4 - But Was it Murder? Jania Barrell Frontmatter More information

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Cambridge English Readers

Series editor: Philip Prowse

But Was it Murder?
Jania Barrell

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CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, São Paulo Cambridge University Press The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK www.cambridge.org Information on this title: www.cambridge.org/9780521783590 © Cambridge University Press 2000 This publication is in copyright. Subject to statutory exception andto the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press. First published 2000 13th printing 2008 Printed in India by Thomson Press A catalogue record for this publication is available from the British Library ISBN 978-0-521-78359-0 paperback ISBN 978-0-521-68659-4 paperback plus audio CDpack

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Contents

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18

Missing The Queen'sHead The colour of death Just friends The sound of a shot New Cross at night Identifying the body Not an easy relationship The Blackheath bon®re Secrets and lies Falling in love again Homes and families One kind of marriage Home at last But was it murder? Uncovering lies Jealousy Putting the pieces together The truth at last

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Characters
Detective Inspector Rod Eliot: Policemen at Detective Constable Jamie Bowen: New Cross police Police Constable Drewitt: station, London. Sally Eliot: Rod Eliot's wife. Micky Eliot: Rod Eliot's son. Alex Forley: owner of an antiquefurniture shop. Mr and Mrs Crowther: Forley's neighbours. Amanda Grant: Forley's girlfriend. Philip Wilver: Forley's doctor. Lisa Wilver: his wife. Mrs Brook: a cleaner. Linda Scott: manager of Forley's antique shop.

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© Cambridge University Press www.cambridge.org

But Was It Murder

Characters
Detective Inspector Rod Eliot: Policemen at New Cross police station, London Detective ConstableJamie Bowen: Policemen at New Cross police station, London Police Constable Drewitt: Policemen at New Cross police station, London Sally Eliot: Rod Eliot's wife. Micky Eliot: Rod Eliot's son. Alex Forley: owner of an antique furniture shop. Mr and Mrs Crowther: Forley's neighbours. Amanda Grant: Forley's girlfriend. Philip Wilver: Forley's doctor. Lisa Wilver: his wife. Mrs Brook: a cleaner.Linda Scott: manager of Forley's antique shop.

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Chapter 1
Missing The Queen’s Head.
Detective Inspector Rod Eliot was watching the rain running down his office window. He looked at his watch. 6.30. Time to leave the mountain of papers on his desk and go to The Queen's Head pub across the road. 'But only one beer,' he told himself. 'I don't want to be stopped by some junior policeman fordrunk driving. Then I'll have to go home to an empty house.' Just as he was leaving the office, the phone rang. He turned back automatically and picked it up. He half hoped it might be his wife. 'Sorry to disturb you, sir,' said Detective Constable Jamie Bowen. 'But we've got a bit of a problem.' 'So have I,' said Eliot. 'I shouldn't be here. Ask Inspector Merryon. ' 'Sorry, sir,' said Bowen, 'but...
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