Alias The Enemy January 1997
The Verdict On Winter
Now You See Her
A Profile of Eileen Dewhurst by Martin Edwards
About the Author
Alias The Enemy
After fleeing London and her failed marriage, the Channel Island of Guernsey had felt like an escape to paradise for vet Anna Weston. With a new post as junior partner in a St Peter Port veterinary practice, and a new love in Guernseyman, Detective Inspector Tim Le Page, Anna has never felt happier or more secure. Until she finds herself on the receiving end of a series of bizarre and terrifying threats.
Anna cannot bear to believe that any of her new friends or colleagues may be responsible, and it is almost a relief when suspicion falls on her estranged husband, who has abandoned his home and business and left no forwarding address.
But who sent Anna's husband an anonymous package of photographs showing Anna and Tim together? And why would they want to cause trouble for Anna? She and Tim are set to face further outrage before the final atrocity - the impact of which will spread throughout the community.
In Alias The Enemy we again meet characters featured in the well-received Death In Candie Gardens.
Verdict On Winter
In order to gain experience for a starring role in a forthcoming series, actress Phyllida Moon had taken a temporary job with private eye Peter Piper. She so enjoyed sleuthing in character she now alternates the two careers.
The agency is approached by a woman who has discovered that her art-expert brother, on the staff of a local gallery, is receiving anonymous letters accusing him of involvement in the faking of a pre-Raphaelite painting. Phyllida is able to provide all-day surveillance which puts her at the heart of David Lester's life: in the mornings she becomes his new part-time housekeeper, appointed by his sister to cook and clean for him during her temporary absence from the house they share. And in the afternoons, she transforms into the glamorous American widow working as temporary receptionist at the gallery.
But Phyllida's investigations turn from fraud to murder when, as the housekeeper, she discovers a dead body, forcing her to tell the investigating chief superintendent that she is not what she seems.
DCS Maurice Kendrick has no relish for amateurs, but he is a realist and reluctantly ask Phyllida to retain her unique positions...
The second title in a series featuring the unique and immensely likeable Phyllida Moon.
Phyllida Moon's contract with the Independent Theatre Company and her marriage to its stage manager come to an end together, and when the company moves on she stays behind in the seaside town where they played their last engagement of the summer season.
To help her feel at home in her role as a private eye in a forthcoming TV series, Phyllida finds a job with real-life detective agency where she sleuths in character, entering the life of the unhappy Brian Fletcher as two very different women. Fletcher is under suspicion from a neighbour of abusing his adoptive daughter, the cool and enigmatic schoolgirl Judith, and displays the tensions of a guilty man
Eileen Dewhurst was born in Liverpool, read English at Oxford, and has earned her living in a variety of ways, including journalism. When she is not writing she enjoys solving cryptic crossword puzzles and drawing and painting cats.
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