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Too Many Heroes

Jan Turk Petrie

It’s 1952, and Frank Danby is a man on the run from the law. He takes a job in a London pub where he meets Grace Stevenson, the unhappy wife of the landlord. After some mutual wariness, Frank and Grace become lovers. Grace’s husband is murdered and, with no alibi, Frank soon becomes the main suspect.

It’s 1952, and Britain is still recovering from World War Two. Frank Danby has been looking over his shoulder for the last ten years, forced to lead a nomadic life, getting work wherever he can while trying to keep one step ahead of the police.

After a run-in in rural Yorkshire, he returns to the anonymity of London and finds work in an East End pub where he becomes entangled with Grace, the young and beautiful wife of the landlord. When a murder occurs and the law comes knocking, he finds himself up against a justice system that is already prejudiced against him.

Too Many Heroes is a gripping period thriller, exploring love, belonging and betrayal in a country still recovering from the trauma of war.

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