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Fiction Police Procedural

Dead Weight

Severn House Publishers

by (author) Frank Smith

Severn House Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2018
Police Procedural, General, Crime
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2018
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
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High-flying English Member of Parliament Stephen Lorrimer and his wife Julia are the parents of a bright five-year-old son, Michael, who has severe hearing and speech impediments. Michael is devoted to his carer Justine, and when she disappears he is inconsolable.

Julia is quick to report to DCI Neil Paget the girl’s failure to return after leaving the house for Sunday service at the local church where she worshipped regularly.

Paget and his team try to piece together her movements; but they encounter little hard evidence, and very little in the way of witnesses, so each day that passes without a sighting of the devout and solitary Justine leads to increased fears for her safety.

About the author

Frank Smith was born and raised in the Yukon Territory. He was trained as a physiologist and worked as a teacher and biomedical researcher in Nova Scotia for four decades; he has been an amateur blacksmith for the last two. This is his first book.

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Editorial Reviews

"A brisk and unusual puzzler"

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