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The Red Herring (Chief Inspector Woodend #7)

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The discovery of the body of a young, red-haired school mistress, lying in a pig-pen with her face half-eaten away, is the beginning of a new investigation for Charlie Woodend. But it is to be an investigation he is soon ordered to abandon when Helen Dunn, the daughter of Wing Commander Dunn - and a pupil at the school where the dead woman taught - suddenly vanishes into t ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2002 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2002)
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Great story line on this Inspector Woodend novel. I like how Sally Spencer weaves her stories. You may figure out part of what is going on but more than likely won't figure it all out.
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A pseudonym used by Alan Rustage.
Sally Spencer is a pen name, first adopted when the author (actually called Alan Rustage) was writing sagas and it was almost obligatory that a woman's name appeared on the cover (other authors like Emma Blair and Mary Jane Staples are also men).

Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a teacher. In 1978-79 he was working in Iran and witnessed the fall of the Sha
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