Asking for Trouble, Paperback
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Fran Varady is insolvent, unemployed and, though for the moment she's got the leaky roof of the squat she shares in Jubilee Street over her head, she'll very soon be homeless thanks to the council eviction department. Her dreams of becoming an actress, nurtured when her father and grandmother were still alive, seem a long way off. But Fran is a survivor ...which her former housemate, Terry, found hanging from the ceiling of her room, clearly is not. Terry, secretive and selfish, was far from popular with the rest of the household, but her death shakes the Jubilee Street Creative Artists' Commune, as the squat residents half jokingly call themselves. And, the more Fran discovers about the death of the young woman whose life briefly intersected with her own, the more she begins to see it was not all it first seemed.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780747255758



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This series of Ann Granger's books is quite different in many ways from her better-known Meredith and Markby series. Fran Varady lives in London -- and in this first book, she is basically homeless. She's quite a bit younger than retired diplomat Meredith. But they have in common their strength of character, their wariness of close relationships, and their propensity to get involved - particularly when there's a crime. I happened on this book by chance and have been slowly managing to acquire and read the rest. Not just a good mystery, but a look at a side of London we usually don't hear much about.

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