That Way Murder Lies

A Mitchell and Markby Mystery

Mitchell and Markby Mysteries

Ann Granger

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Meredith Mitchell is delighted when an old friend from her consular days, Toby Smythe, turns up on leave between foreign postings. But Toby has a problem---or rather his relative Alison Jenner has---and Toby wants to enlist the help of Meredith's fiancé, Detective Superintendent Alan Markby. Alison has been receiving anonymous hate mail in which reference is made to a time twenty-five years earlier when she stood trial for the murder of her aunt, Freda Kemp, but was acquitted. Who is the writer, and how does he or she know about this secret in Alison's past?

Markby is reluctant to become involved, not least because Toby is hardly his favorite person. Besides, he and Meredith are planning their wedding, and distractions aren't welcome. But inquiries into a poisoned pen campaign soon turn into a murder investigation.

With the help of Inspector Jessica Campbell, a new member of Markby's team, and the non-professional but enthusiastic assistance of Meredith and Toby, the inquiry unravels a twenty-five-year-old mystery and its dreadful legacy of violence.

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That Way Murder Lies
Chapter OneThe three envelopes lay on the mat inside the front door. The postman, having sent them flying through the letter box with the insouciance of one who had no idea what would follow from his action, could be heard driving off, scattering gravel chips as he went. Betsy, the old black Labrador, was pushing the new arrivals around with her nose and sniffing at them suspiciously. As Alison walked slowly down the hall towards her, the dog looked up at her with questioning, anxious brown eyes and whined, giving an uncertain wag of her tail at the same time.

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Ann Granger

Ann Granger, like Meredith Mitchell, has worked in British embassies in various parts of the world. She met her husband, who was also working for the British Embassy, in Prague, and together they received postings to places as far apart as Munich and Lusaka. They are now permanently based in Bicester, near Oxford. That Way Murder Lies is Granger's fifteenth Mitchell and Markby mystery.

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That Way Murder Lies
A Mitchell and Markby Mystery
Ann Granger

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2005
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ISBN: 9781466823723
ISBN10: 1466823720
288 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
January 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312338275
ISBN10: 0312338279
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
$23.95
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