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PATRICIA SNELLING 

CLEAN MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE

New Release!

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Retired Detective Inspector Ann Grieves, now private investigator, probes the dark secrets of a remote religious sect in West Auckland where child molestation by their narcissistic leader is rife. A teenage girl commits suicide. After blowing the whistle on the abuse, a young dairy foreman is found hanging in a tree.
The Miry Bog focuses on the criminal investigation, named Operation Whitetail, of the community’s brutal leaders. The story reveals the maniac mind control of a misogynistic, cruel leader and the dilemma of residents too terrified to escape. 

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Meg had become like one of the desperate butterflies her narcissistic husband, Lyle, had trapped in a jar. While they were out fishing one day, Meg stood horrified as Lyle fell off the rocks and disappeared into the sea. Her legs froze to the spot, rendering her incapable of reaching down to help him. The shock of it all caused amnesia. She couldn't remember if she had deliberately pushed him, or he had fallen backwards. An even greater bombshell awaited her when she discovered the bully was a bigamist.

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Another Ann Grieves Mystery
What appears to be a walk in the park, turns out to be a full-blown investigation for attempted murder

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The village brass band soon learns that mayhem and murder do not make a harmonious melody, especially when the tuba player gets off on a bad note. Ann Grieves investigates.