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The Twisted Tongues

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Living with her Uncle, Nora finds herself struggling to follow the path she wants...

Under pressure to help him out she agrees to take on a job, which puts her in the firing line of many influential figures...

Especially considering the job involves writing up the memoirs of a hated wartime traitor, who has just been released from prison.

Soon realising that he is not the man she would like to associate her work with, Nora tries to escape from the task before it is too late.

When his memoirs are published in a newspaper, old ghosts are stirred uneasily; it is made more clear that nobody wanted to hear him during the war and nobody wants to now...

This doesn't stop him, however, as he is adamant to be heard, despite how many are now insisting on his death.

Time becomes crucial.

Can he reveal the truth behind the smug respectability of men in high places before he is silenced forever?

The Twisted Tongues is a compelling thriller filled with mystery and suspense.

Praise for John Burke

"Murder, conspiracy,'s got everything!" - Thomas Waugh

John Burke
was born in Rye, Sussex, in 1922 and worked in the publishing industry before becoming an author of novels and short stories. He is best known as the author of the novelisation of the popular musical "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang," but he also wrote the novelisations of dozens of other stage plays, film and TV scripts.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback

Title: The Twisted Tongues
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-5211-2993-2 / 978-1-5211-2993-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Independently published
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November 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: The Twisted Tongues
Author(s): John Burke
ISBN: 1-4448-1760-4 / 978-1-4448-1760-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Twisted Tongues
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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