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A Place of Safety

A Chief Inspector Barnaby Novel

Chief Inspector Barnaby Novels (Volume 6)

Caroline Graham

Minotaur Books

Charlie Leathers was not the most popular man in the charming English village of Ferne Basset, but few people seemed to hate him enough to murder him. Still, that was his fate one night, and it brings Inspector Barnaby to the scene to investigate. What Barnaby doesn't know is that before his death, Charlie witnessed what might have been the suicide--or murder--of a young woman whose troubles with the law have landed her in the home of a local retired minister and his none-too-pleased wife. Now a man is dead, a girl is missing, and a town is in chaos as long-kept secrets begin to unravel, with deadly repercussions.

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  CHAPTER 1Every night, at exactly the same time and whatever the weather, Charlie Leathers took the dog for a walk. When Mrs. Leathers heard the gate of their breeze block council bungalow click to, she would peep through a gap in the net curtains to check he was on his way then switch the television back on.Mr. Leathers was usually out about half an hour but his wife would set her kitchen timer for twenty minutes then switch the set off just to be on the safe side. Once he had come back early, stared suspiciously at the newly blank screen and laid the back of his hand against the glass.
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Praise for A Place of Safety

"Simply the best detective writer since Agatha Christie."--The Sunday Times of London

"Wonderful...A delightful tale...Told in graceful prose and populated with carefully drawn characters, A Place of Safety is a marvelous treat."--The Denver Post

"[A Place of Safety] is cause for celebration...Thoroughly charming...Intensely pleasurable reading."--Booklist

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  • Caroline Graham

  • Caroline Graham was born in Warwickshire, England. Her first Inspector Barnaby novel, The Killings at Badger's Drift, was selected as one of the Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time by the Crime Writers' Association.
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