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Stroke of Death

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An alternative title for Josephine Bell's book 'Such a Nice Client'.

Is stroke-ridden old Mr. Lawrence simply senile? Or is his neat, prim daughter-in-law starving him to death? The question is too much for young Lucy Sommers, assigned to the old man's physiotherapy. And it almost proves too much for young Dr. Geoff Harris, whose aid she enlists. There is an accident that m
Paperback, 191 pages
Published 1984 by Walker & Company (first published December 1977)
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Dec 17, 2009 Cindy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those who like unpredictable mysteries
Shelves: mysteries, thriller
Lucy Sommers is a young physiotherapist who has some serious questions about her new client, Mr. Lawrence. She's convinced his daughter-in-law is starving him to death. But social services think she can do no wrong. Lucy asks Dr. Geoff Harris for his assistance, but it's too late to prevent a nasty accident. Or was it murder?

Then things get really complicated.

I really liked this book. Just when I thought that the mystery was pretty much over, boy was I wrong! So many twists. I loved the very poe
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Jospehine Bell (the pseudonym of Doris Bell Collier Ball) was born into a medical family, the daughter of a surgeon, in Manchester in 1897.

She attended Godolphin School from 1910 to 1916 and then she trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. On completing her studies she was assigned to University College Hospital in London where she became M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1922 and M.B. B.S. in 19
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