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Though I Know She Lies (Antony Maitland #8)

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Why was everyone telling lies? The beautiful redheaded model Barbara Wentworth was on trial for murder. All the evidence pointed to her guilt, but lawyer Anthony Maitland was convinced otherwise. Furthermore, he was certain that no one concerned in the case—not Barbara, nor her employer, nor her relatives—was telling the truth. Yet surely, Maitland reasoned, Barbara ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 186 pages
Published June 1980 by Worldwide Library (first published 1965)
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This is one of the first books I read by Sara Woods. How can one resist a book that starts as follows: "The prisoner's hair was red; the rich, dark shade so often described as "Titian," though the painter never lived who could capture its beauty fully. Now that the dusk was deepening outside, the lights in the courtroom came into their own, and it was as though the brightness of flame were tangled in it."

Barbara Wentworth is on trial for killing her sister. She refuses to cooperate with her own
Sep 19, 2014 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: mystery/courtroom fans
Shelves: mysteries, series, england
For the first time barrister Antony Maitland can remember, his uncle is ASKING him to become involved in a case. Sir Nicholas has a client being tried for murder, and he's not so sure she did it. Even worse, his junior seems to be falling for her. So he asks his nephew to investigate.

Barbara is being charged with killing her sister, Laura. And the more Antony looks into the case, the more suspects he finds. Laura, it seems, wasn't a very likeable woman. But that's not really a motive for murder,
Aug 09, 2008 Kristy rated it liked it
A solid mystery from the Antony Maitland series -- the wealthy Laura is found dead in her room, and everyone suspects her beautiful sister Barbara who was left out of the father's will and whose lover recently announced that he would be marrying her sister. Everyone that is except her lawyers -- but are they being fooled by her beauty or is she really innocent? And why does everyone keep lying? Very British with nice twists throughout and a satisfying ending.
Jan 10, 2016 Elaine rated it really liked it
another reread, this one from 1965. I love Sara Woods' books. Great characters, good dialogue, interesting mysteries, no gore.
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entirely adequate story with detective and lawyer and assistants in England discovering who killed the sister in a disfunctional family.
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(Lana Hutton Bowen-Judd)
UK (1922 - 1986)
aka Anne Burton, Mary Challis, Margaret Leek

Born in England, she was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Filey, Yorkshire.

During the Second World War, she worked in a bank and as a solicitor's clerk in London. Here she gained much of the information later used in her novels. Lana married Anthony George Bowen-Judd on April 25, 1946. They ran a pig
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