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False Pretences

(2010)
(The fourth book in the Abbott Agency series)
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This is the fourth 'Abbot Agency' mystery. Bea Abbot runs a domestic agency that doesn't 'do' murder. There's nothing sinister about Zander's request for Bea to accompany him on an errand to a grieving widow, but it's awkward because it was Zander who'd exposed the scam that his boss Denzil had been running on the Tudor Housing Trust...after which Denzil had, unexpectedly, died. His widow, 'Lady' Honoria, turns out to be a bullying racist who wants to sue the Trust for defamation of character, while the paperwork that could have proved her husband's guilt has gone missing. Oliver, Bea's computer geek of an assistant, is delighted to delve into the mysteries left on Denzil's computer, while Bea is cajoled into silence by elderly Lord Murchison, whose family has run the charity for ever...and who faces ruin if the truth comes out. Zander and Oliver find themselves suspected of murder, while Bea thinks up a novel way to rescue her son's failing marriage. As the plot thickens, it emerges that although the first death may have appeared natural, those which follow definitely do not.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Veronica Heley's False Pretences

Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: False Pretences (Abbot Agency Mystery)
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 0-7278-9884-1 / 978-0-7278-9884-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Large Print Books
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March 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: False Pretences: 4 (Abbot Agency Mysteries)
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 0-7278-6833-0 / 978-0-7278-6833-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: False Pretences (An Abbot Agency mystery)
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 1-84751-205-4 / 978-1-84751-205-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House
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Audio Editions

May 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2010 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 1-4079-1458-8 / 978-1-4079-1458-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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May 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 1-4079-1459-6 / 978-1-4079-1459-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2010 : UK MP3 CD
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Title: False Pretences
Author(s): Veronica Heley
ISBN: 1-4079-1460-X / 978-1-4079-1460-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: False Pretences (An Abbot Agency Mystery Book 4)
Author(s): Veronica Heley
Publisher: Severn House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU