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Anything For A Quiet Life & Other Mysteries - And Other Mysteries - cover

Anything For A Quiet Life & Other Mysteries - And Other Mysteries

Michael Gilbert

Publisher: House of Stratus

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Summary

Jonas Pickett, lawyer and commissioner of oaths is nearing retirement, but still has lots of energy. However, he leaves the pressure of  a London practice behind to set up a new modest office in a quiet  seaside resort. He soon finds that he is overwhelmed with clients and some of them involve him in very odd and sometimes dangerous cases. This collection of inter-linked stories tells how these are brought to a conclusion; ranging from an incredible courtroom drama involving a gipsy queen to terrorist thugs who make their demands at gunpoint.

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