Justice Deferred by Jeffrey Ashford

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A powerful examination of evidence and motive, truth and lies - Elaine Cane is scared of her suspicious, overbearing husband. But one day he goes too far – he drunkenly tries to use force on her, so she flees the house. A sense of responsibility makes her return, to check he has not injured himself in his drunken rage, and she finds herself in the middle of a nightmare . . . This powerful novel by Jeffrey Ashford examines the uneasy balance between evidence and motive, truth and lies, as the police investigate a case that is not as open-and-shut as it first seems.

 

About Jeffrey Ashford

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Ashford was born in London and published his first book in 1951 and his writing career rapidly overtook his legal one, including the famous Inspector Alvarex series.
 
Published February 1, 2012 by Severn House Publishers. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This latest sardonic fable from the prolific Ashford (The Cost of Innocence, 1999, etc.) jumps from Freetown to Fretstone to link two unlikely heroes: masterful Esme Lynch, who’s smuggling stolen diamonds from Sierra Leone, and hapless ad writer Dick Frayne, who’s married for money and is now pay...

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As the net tightens around Elaine anyway, Linton, frantic to help her, hatches the 11th-hour idea of providing her with an alibi, setting up a courtroom showdown and an ethical dilemma for an unexpected character.

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Gerry Stone of the Kent police is not a crooked cop, but when his car fits the description of one involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident on the night his son Andy was driving, his paternal instincts win over the law.

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