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A Grave Affair

By Shelley Smith

He had only been gone a few minutes…

His life was supposed to have been the one that was under threat, his profession making him a target for many, but Edmund Burke returns to his car to find his young lover is the one to have been murdered.

The affair will be revealed if he reports the death, so he turns to an old friend for help.

The crime is discovered and suddenly it is more than just Burke’s reputation at stake.

Surely as a Member of the House of Commons he ought to be above suspicion?

But a series of clues including with the discovery of the body all seem to point straight to Burke. As witnesses begin to emerge, eager to tell their stories, things start to look even worse for him.

One particular man swears Burke is responsible.

Is he guilty?

He says not.

Somebody is lying and the truth needs to be uncovered.

A Grave Affair is a chilling thriller that leads you on a twisted path to the truth.

Praise for Shelley Smith

‘Brilliant’ – The Observer

‘Stylish Thriller’ – The Daily Herald

‘Beautifully Written’ – The Spectator

Nancy Bodington was born in 1912. Under the pen name of Shelley Smith, she wrote 15 crime and detective novels between 1942 and 1978. Smith is best known for The Ballard of the Running Man and its 1963 film adaption starring Laurence Harvey and Lee Remick.

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