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Smile and Be a Villain
by Jeanne M. Dams


Overview - A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin.
When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, decide to visit the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, they hope for a pleasant, peaceful holiday.
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Overview
A holiday on the picturesque island of Alderney leads to a case of cold-blooded murder for American Anglophile Dorothy Martin.
When Dorothy Martin and her husband, retired police detective Alan Nesbitt, decide to visit the beautiful island of Alderney in the English Channel, they hope for a pleasant, peaceful holiday. It's not to be. Taking a walk on their very first day, they discover a body, apparently the victim of an unfortunate accident, on a precipitous hill path.
The dead man, they learn, is an American named Abercrombie who had made himself both loved and hated during his few weeks on the island. Although there is no concrete evidence of foul play, both Dorothy and Alan are uneasy about the death and decide to delve further.
And then they unearth some most disquieting revelations . . .

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780727886293
  • ISBN-10: 0727886290
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds

Series: Dorothy Martin Mysteries (Hardcover)

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-08-15
  • Reviewer: Staff

The English Channel island of Alderney provides the setting for Dams’s charming 18th Dorothy Martin mystery (after 2015’s Blood Will Tell). Dorothy, an American who has long lived in England, and her husband, retired policeman Alan Nesbitt, start their vacation on Alderney with a hike. On a cliff path, they find the body of William Abercrombie, a retired American cleric who was wildly popular at the local church where he volunteered. Strangely, a few people loathed the very sight of him. Though the police call the event an accident, is it possible he was pushed? Dorothy, an inveterate snoop, naturally wants to know more, and the reluctance of some people to talk doesn’t stop her from questioning them. The imperturbable Alan adds a little gravitas and is careful not to become embroiled in Dorothy’s frequent whining. Alderney’s scenic beauty contrasts nicely with the villain’s dark background and evil plans. Agent: Kimberley Cameron, Kimberley Cameron Agency. (Oct.)

 
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