A Sunny Disappearance
By Roderic Jeffries
(Severn House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780727861955, 256pp.)
Publication Date: April 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Life is hard, or so Alvarez judged before Maurice Rook set sail from Port Llueso in his luxury motor cruiser and disappeared ? then it becomes very much harder. Noyes, working for an English firm of investigators, arrives on Majorca suspecting Rook did not die from accidental drowning, but has attempted to perpetrate an insurance fraud intended to recoup the money he lost in a proposed development in the south of the Peninsula.
Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Southampton's School of Navigation. In 1943 he went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company and returned to England in 1949 where he was subsequently called to the Bar. He practiced law for a brief period before starting to write full time. His books have been published in many different countries and have been adapted for film, television, and radio. He and his wife live in Mallorca, and have two children.
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