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A Stroke of Bad Luck

(2019)
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On a bitter day in January 1934 a young woman pays an unexpected visit to the occupant of the condemned cell in Armley Jail in Leeds. The man is Ernest Brown, who stands convicted of the murder of his employer, Frederick Morton, and is soon to be hanged. The woman is Florence Morton, the victim's sister. Florence knows that Ernest is a bad lot. He deserted from the army, acquired a criminal record for theft and drunken driving, and has admitted to having had an affair with the victim's wife. But did he kill her brother, Freddy Morton?

Based on a true story, the mystery surrounding Freddy Morton's death unfolds page by page, drawing the reader into a fascinating web of conflicting statements, competing loyalties, and a seemingly impossible murder scenario. As the clock ticks and the day of Ernest's execution approaches, will Florence manage to discover the truth about the brutal murder of her brother?

Genre: Mystery

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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Stroke of Bad Luck
Author(s): Diane Janes
ISBN: 1-78901-776-9 / 978-1-78901-776-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Troubador Publishing
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April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Stroke of Bad Luck
Author(s): Diane Janes
Publisher: Matador
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