Justice

High Places 2

The exciting sequel to High Places.

For almost five years Magda Rainford has been incarcerated at Ashworth High-Security Hospital. Found guilty of Incitement to Murder in the deaths of Sir Rufus Holroyd and his wife Lady Daphne Holroyd.

Rosalind Bartholomew the sister of Lady Daphne Holroyd inherited the Holroyd estate. Rosalind and Magda’s lives became entwined prior to the murder of the Holroyd’s. Two years after the trial that resulted in Magda’s conviction, Rosalind relocated to Buenos Aires.

Psychiatrist, Dr James Stone, believes she was framed and continues to search for new evidence that would clear Magda’s name in his tireless quest for Justice.

Chapter One

1997

‘Things can only get better.’ The pop song rang out from all the television channels. In May 1997, a new prime minister, Tony Blair, took the helm, leading a New Labour government. New Labour was the beacon of hope the people wanted and needed after the hardship felt by many under Thatcherism, followed by John Major.
The working people of Britain rejoiced – a new broom, hope for a fairer government and society.
Thatcher had said there was no such thing as society.
All that was about to change. A new dawn was breaking.

‘Cedric darling, will this affect you at all?’ Penny asked, tidying up around Cedric while he put on his tie and jacket. He pushed a handkerchief into the top pocket. A splash of aftershave ready for the day ahead.
‘I shouldn’t think so. Just a new home secretary and governmental team to report to. We shall soldier on much the same.’
‘I shall drop your shirts off with the ironing service later today.’
‘Thank you, dear. Did I mention I shall be away over the weekend next month?’
‘The department is sending you abroad again?’
‘Sorry, dear, can’t say where, top secret.’
‘Very convenient. Anyone would think you worked for the Foreign Office.’
‘We do cross over here and there.’
‘I shall tell Stamford I am not happy about it.’
‘Please don’t, Penny. You will sound like an overbearing mother.’
He kissed his wife on the cheek.
‘Must be on my way.’
He trotted downstairs and out the door; his aftershave lingered long after his departure.
Penny wondered why Cedric was away so often. His work as head of the department had never required him to be away for more than a day. It didn’t feel right. Was he up to something?
He had a spring in his step and all this top-secret nonsense was annoying her. He used to tell her everything.
His study door was open, so she sneaked inside. Cedric was most untidy. She sifted through the papers on his desk. Opened the top drawer – just pens and stationery. Second drawer down – something more interesting. Was this what she had been looking for?

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55 Chapters

240 Pages

For almost five years Magda Rainford has been incarcerated at Ashworth High-Security Hospital. Found guilty of Incitement to Murder in the deaths of Sir Rufus Holroyd and his wife Lady Daphne Holroyd.

Rosalind Bartholomew the sister of Lady Daphne Holroyd inherited the Holroyd estate. Rosalind and Magda’s lives became entwined prior to the murder of the Holroyd’s. Two years after the trial that resulted in Magda’s conviction, Rosalind relocated to Buenos Aires.

Psychiatrist, Dr James Stone, believes she was framed and continues to search for new evidence that would clear Magda’s name in his tireless quest for Justice.

Published in 2022 by Julie Conrad

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ISBN: 978-1-913898-33-5 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-913898-34-2 (ebook)

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The prequel

In 1990, a love affair blossomed between a middle-aged Conservative MP, Sir Rufus and a twenty-year-old secretary, Magda.

In 1993 the lies and deceit took their toll on Sir Rufus and he endeavoured to end the relationship, against Magda’s wishes.

Neither could have imagined that their actions would lead to terror, incarceration and death. Nor is an elusive person orchestrating their descent into the abyss. Someone with a lot to gain who has played the long game. Who is pulling the strings?

 

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