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The Southgate Sisterhood - Part Six

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Marsha Weston had made a point of frequenting the White Hart on Chase Side for more than a month. Just around the corner from Southgate tube station, it was easily accessible from her home in Langford Crescent near the terminus of the Piccadilly Line in Cockfosters. It was also the local of Daniel Emmanuel.

 

Emmanuel was a serial wife-beater, and had been...

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A Shot Too Far

Posted on June 7, 2010 at 7:38 AM Comments comments (3)

 

 

Sharpe sat in silence for what seemed an age as the president strolled over to the large bow window which looked out across an acre of green and well-watered lawn. The empty glass in his hand had been refilled by his captor prior to the issuing of the thinly veiled threat.

 

So that was it. He had been suckered in to the dictatorR...

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The Southgate Sisterhood - Part Six

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Marsha Weston had made a point of frequenting the White Hart on Chase Side for more than a month. Just around the corner from Southgate tube station, it was easily accessible from her home in Langford Crescent near the terminus of the Piccadilly Line in Cockfosters. It was also the local of Daniel Emmanuel.

 

Emmanuel was a serial wife-beater, and had been ...

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The Damocles Legacy

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (2)

 

The first arrival had appeared as a steadily brightening light in the eastern sky, and had approached with an increasing intensity over a period of almost two weeks. To the general population it had seemed at first nothing more than the usual amount of activity within the solar system, caused by space debris which would inevitably burn out in the upper atmospher...

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Engine Trouble

Posted on May 24, 2010 at 5:12 AM Comments comments (0)

 

The problems with the engines had been around for some years so it didn’t really come as anything like a surprise when President University Grant received an urgent telegram from his deputy, Doodley Wilson. Wilson had indicated that the Steams had been gathering force under their new leader, Load Of Old Bull, and were preparing for a show down. This was a...

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A Shot in the Dark

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 11:04 AM Comments comments (1)

 

One clear and uninterrupted sight line would be all that he required. One shot would complete the job and then he could pack up all his kit and leave. Exit would be a lot easier than getting in. There would be no need for radio messages – radios were too bulky anyway, would only get in the way and might even lead pursuers straight to him. No, one brief code...

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The Spiders and Johnny Bailes

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM Comments comments (1)

 

 

 

The greenfly were the first to vanish, and the first clues to their decimation lay in the abundance of the roses, sweet peas and dahlias which were the usual first casualties of their relentless procreation each summer. All the neighbourhood gardens were resplendent in the variety and colour of the flora on display, and the local garden...

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The Southgate Sisterhood - Part Five

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (2)

 

With a warrant secured, Marks’ investigation into the golf club membership list proved highly fruitful. There, halfway down the second page was the name of Donald Partington-Smith, together with home address and telephone number.

 

“I’ll need a copy of this, please, Mr Blythe.” Marks handed the papers over with a satisfie...

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The Southgate Sisterhood - Part Four

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM Comments comments (1)

Alessandra Nielson had come to Southgate with her husband, Brian Benway, when she was twenty. They had lived in Widnes with her parents, but when he was made redundant in 1982 they sought a better future and a fresh start. Their daughter, Wendy, had been on her way home from school when she was taken from the street of the London borough of Southgate by a man, initially iden...

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The Southgate Sisterhood - Part Three

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 8:17 AM Comments comments (3)

It was 6.30am when Marks’ breakfast was interrupted by a call from his DS. Peter Spencer was not normally given to acts of sudden urgency, and that in itself had him out of the house in the space of a few minutes. He was at the eastern end of Broomfield Park in less than half an hour; Spencer and George Groves were already on the scene and standing outside a small tented area...

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