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Breath of Suspicion (Superintendent Ditteridge #2)

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'I do like you,' the girl said. 'I like you enormously. We've never had anyone else come in here and tell us anything like this.'

The story that Richard Hedon had told her and the man who was calling himself Gavin Chilmark concerned a man named Paul Clyro, a scientist who has worked with another, named Wolsingham, at a research station in Sutherland, where they had been doi
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 30th 1975 by Penguin (first published 1972)
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"She was a perfect representative of what is known in the United States as a writer of 'cosy' mysteries: detective stories that purely entertain, with an involving puzzle solved by reasonably lifelike characters, and do not overly challenge the 'status quo' or perhaps (more crucially) threaten the average reader's susceptibilities." from Ms Ferrars' obituary in The Independent, Wednesday 19 April 1995

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Quiet bookstore owner Richard thinks he's falling in love with Hazel, who still doesn't know what happened to the husband who disappeared without a trace several years ago. Richard goes to Madeira because Hazel thinks that an author living there may be her husband Paul, living under an assumed name. But as complicated as this is, things are always more complicated in Ferrars' books, as she shows the various levels of betrayal.
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I always get this one mixed up with one of the other E. Ferrars that's set somewhere exotic. Note to self: this is the one about Madeira!
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Aka E.X. Ferrars.

Born Morna Doris McTaggart in Rangoon, Burma of a Scottish father and an Irish-German mother, she grew up in England where she moved at age six. She attended Bedales school and then took a diploma in journalism at London University.

Her first two novels, 'Turn Single' (1932) and 'Broken Music' (1934), came out under her own name, Morna McTaggart. In the early 1930s she married her
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