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Sister publications and primary health care (Rousse)

My sister stood up and introduced her publication to the guests seated at round tables in the conference room. After she waved the folio-sized book in the air, I did the same with my own latest output. My sister was … Continue reading

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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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