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Patricia Snelling original profile 300dp



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. 
The Miry Bog focuses on the criminal investigation of  the community’s brutal leaders called Operation Whitetail, exposing the maniac, coercive 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.

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