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A Place of Safety

A Place of Safety

A Trish Maguire Mystery

Trish Maguire Mysteries (Volume 5)

Natasha Cooper

Minotaur Books

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Barrister Trish Maguire needs all the time she can find to help her young half-brother adjust to life after the violent death of his mother. Sir Henry Buxford, an influential acquaintance, has other ideas. He asks Trish to investigate one of his private charities, a magnificent art collection built up before 1914 and lost for most of the twentieth century.

Taking a crash course in the murkier aspects of the art world, Trish is determined to unlock the secrets she is sure are hidden somewhere in the collection. Her research takes her not only into the heart of an engrossing love story, but also into the agonizing reality of the trenches of the First World War. She soon discovers a web of deceit that has spanned the decades since, catching all kinds of people in its filaments. Now, the innocent, the violent, and the victims all have to free themselves. And someone dies.

With her trademark dexterity and hard-hitting suspense, Natasha Cooper brings us the unstoppable Trish Maguire in her most challenging and enthralling case to date.

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A Place of Safety

Chapter 1
London, 2002


'Trish? That you?' Antony Shelley's voice was quick with satisfaction over the phone. 'They're going to settle. We're off the hook.'
'Oh, sod it!' she said, her whole body...

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Praise for A Place of Safety

“Inspiringly original.” —Times Literary Supplement on A Place of Safety

A Place of Safety marks the return of British barrister Trish Maguire to the acclaimed series by Natasha Cooper, one of England's best.” —The San Diego Union Tribune

“Cooper excels at depicting the effects of terror on the weak and the strong; happily, Trish is one of the latter.” —Kirkus on A Place of Safety

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About the author

Natasha Cooper

Natasha Cooper, an ex-publisher, past Chair of the Crime Writers' Association, and lifelong Londoner, sets her novels in the city that she loves. In 2002 she was shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library, an award that goes to "the author whose work has given the most pleasure to readers." She regularly speaks at crime-writing conferences on both sides of the Atlantic.

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