Strangled in the Sauna

Strangled in the Sauna

by Marina Oliver

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Strangled in the Sauna by Marina Oliver

When fabulous, well-photographed jewels are stolen from bedroom safes at a health spa, the owners refuse to tell the police. They are all, for various reasons, concerned that news of the thefts does not reach certain people.
Dodie is persuaded to go to Yorkshire and investigate at the health spa, despite her aversion to massage and exercise. She agrees because the owners of the spa are cousins of Elena's boy friend. He, as a policeman, cannot intervene in another police area, but Dodie and Elena can do an inside investigation.

How can bedroom safes be opened? Suspicion falls on the maids, but other employees have reasons to go to the bedrooms, and no one can be eliminated. Even those who cannot visit the bedrooms, such as gardeners, might be working with someone who can.

There is also the problem of disposing of well-known, much photographed pieces, which could involve regular criminals. So the investigation includes the local village. They try to discover how anyone could have obtained master keys to both the rooms and the safes.

And then there is a murder, and some surprising facts emerge about the victim.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046614169
Publisher: Marina Oliver
Publication date: 03/19/2015
Series: Dodie Fanshaw Mysteries
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 220 KB

About the Author

Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.

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