Sue Hammond worked for a travel agency, as a Group Travel courier. She was packing for her sixth trip in as many months - this time to the Aegean - when there was a sudden loud noise on the balcony outside her bedroom. The French doors were pushed open and a man appeared, with blood streaming down his face. The man was Bill Smith, salesman for the London Metal Exchange, which should have been a reasonably safe, humdrum job, though he did travel all over the world because of it. But Bill's life suddenly didn't seem safe - or at all humdrum. And Sue, to her amazement, found that her own job became not only much more exciting but considerably more dangerous, because of the new man who had so surprisingly entered her life. Andrew Garve was one of Paul Winterton's pseudonyms. He worked as a journalist and travelled widely, and was a founding member of the Crime Writers' Association.
Used availability for Andrew Garve's The Late Bill Smith
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