When Anna Winger is called to use her handwriting expertise on a ransom note left at a murder scene, the crime gets under her skin. The local sheriff wants no part of Anna's brand of hocus pocus, but he'll do whatever it takes to bring his community and his office back under control.
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Ashland, Or.: Blackstone Publishing; New York, N.Y. : HarperAudio, 2017
The fake diamond in Dilys Holland's engagement ring implies that all is not well with her marriage. And Bea Abbot has already clashed with Dilys's husband, the bullying Benton, when she refuses to help him rescue his ailing company. But matters are about to turn a great deal worse when Dilys tries to commit suicide. Or does she?
Set in 1936 against a backdrop of civil war in Spain and the privations of the Depression at home, Rough Justice follows the lives, loves and losses of the Flanagans, the Tanners and the Lovells. All three families live on the top floor of the crumbling Turnbury Buildings - a Spartan Victorian dwelling close to the docks in London's East End.
Sal Jenkins is always thrilled when her husband Harry returns from sea. As chief steward on the SS Amazonia , he provides well for his family and Sal enjoys the status that his position affords her. Their daughters do not share Sal's excitement - it is only a matter of time until their father's drinking and violence begins.
Paula Spencer has survived a hard life, beset by alcoholism and spousal abuse. From a child in a happy Irish family, she developed into an alluring teenager, a young wife and mother, and, after eighteen years, a widow. At thirty-nine, she is struggling to reclaim her life. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.