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Risks of mistaking a deep coma for death (Rousse)

I had some explaining to do when JG and his wife BG flew in for a brief visit. ‘Isn’t you father dead?’ enquired JG, peering over at the wizened old man muttering incoherently in his chair. ‘We thought so’, I … Continue reading

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A clumsy masked stranger (Rousse)

He called himself ‘Rikki’, but we really had no idea of the real identity of the dark, masked stranger. He could well be a con man. Even when he spilt red wine all over the cream sitting room carpet at … Continue reading

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Husband hires hit man to kill off wife (Rousse)

It was the end of our holiday. I had almost finished packing the bike panniers in preparation for our journey home when a man rushed into our room, then grabbed and bundled me into the back of his car. He … Continue reading

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Dolphins and groping (Rousse)

A problem with swimming with dolphins in dark was that you often couldn’t be sure whether the creature next to you was a beautiful sea mammal, or a man intent on a grope.

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Turning down Loughborough (Rousse)

I performed well in my interview for a chair at Loughborough University, and it came as no surprise when Eric (the Head of School) offered me the job. I was delighted with this outcome, as was AM, who had always … Continue reading

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House clearance ‘burglary’ (Rousse)

I stood outside our building and watched several members of an Indian family empty the ground floor flat. When yet another a young man came out of the front door – this one carrying a neat pile of brown bed … Continue reading

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A culprit and Akita Staffordshire bull terrier cross dogs (Rousse)

I should have been convicted of causing a death by dangerous driving of a Lothian Buses double decker. I escaped this fate thanks to the snow that covered up all evidence of my involvement. Pinning the blame on a homeless … Continue reading

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Tall, dark, skinny, brainy men wanted (Rousse)

“How did you select him?” asked my friend as she scanned the form of my new beau. “Oh, he’s usual type”, I replied “Tall, dark, skinny and brainy, and – this time – with curly hair”. The young man was … Continue reading

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Withholding information in connection with a murder (Rousse)

I knew the identity of the murderer, but for the time being was keeping it to myself. After all, he was a nice young man. Why should I pass on information that would ruin his career? Eventually, however, I knew … Continue reading

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US citizenship test queries in Colorado (Rousse)

The train set off in the wrong direction – or rather we had joined the west-bound train to Hawaii via Texas, rather the service heading east. We managed to alight at the first stop in rural Colorado, where it was … Continue reading

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