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Playing Safe

(The second book in the Helen Markham-Johnson series)
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As the beautiful, happily married wife of a ranking member of British Intelligence, Helen Johnson has a lovely house, a wonderful garden, a friendly cat and lots of money. But she's bored, and to amuse herself she's put her old acting talents to use by hiring herself out to play the relatives of people in awkward social situations. One thing leads to another, and soon she's in the middle of international espionage and must go undercover in an English psychiatric hospital, posing as mentally disturbed patient Fiona Parkinson. The plot in this seventh novel by the author of There Was a Little Girl is difficult to believe, and the villains are evil to the extent of beating up little old ladies. Furthermore, many of the characters have at least two identities, if not threea burden to even a lucid narrative. Here, the plot is often muddled beyond understanding.

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Hardback Editions

February 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: Playing Safe
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-385-23557-7 / 978-0-385-23557-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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September 1986 : UK Hardback

Title: Playing Safe (Ulverscroft large print series)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-7089-1511-6 / 978-0-7089-1511-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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August 1985 : UK Hardback

Title: Playing Safe (The Crime Club)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 0-00-231979-9 / 978-0-00-231979-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
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Paperback Editions

February 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: Playing Safe (Bello)
Author(s): Eileen Dewhurst
ISBN: 1-4472-4066-9 / 978-1-4472-4066-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK