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Minnie / Annabel Tilson
Julian Peedle-Calloo ...
Josette Simon ...
Laura Marsh
Peter Hammond
Simon Day ...
Tony Symes


At Christmas 2008, Foreign Office employee Annabel Tilson's body was found in a frozen lake, the assumption being that she killed herself after suffering a miscarriage and demotion at work when her lap-top, containing sensitive information, was stolen. Now her twin Minnie has unearthed a video showing that Annabel met somebody prior to her death and was probably murdered. Sandra learns that Annabel was deliberately made a scapegoat to get her out of the way on discovering her married boss's affair with a colleague. She also stumbled on insider information trading, but the key to her death turns out to be her personal, rather than professional life. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[first lines]
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman: So this is where Annabel drowned. December 2008, this lake was covered in two inches of ice, so she must have fallen through it.
Gerry Standing: How deep is it?
Det.Supt.Sandra Pullman: Oh, it's only six foot, but the cold and the shock mean she wouldn't have lasted more than a minute. Three days later, on Christmas Day, there was a thaw, and a jogger spotted her body in the water.
Brian Lane: Jogging on Christmas Day? Who was he, Billy No-Mates?
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Adroit Attack on The Foreign and Conningwealth Office
12 October 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A good episode for the writing and plot, but author Dan Muirden excelled himself in skewering the pomposity of the landed gentry who still make up the majority of the ruling elite in the ForUsNotYou Office, the rank palpable iniquity of being punished for losing oversight of one's laptop, the preposterousness of the so-called Prosperity Agenda and the political-correctness-gone-mad brigade of the civil service who would happily employ a deaf mute regardless of whether or not he (or she!!!!) were a murderer. The one sour note was the pivotal video footage that reawakened OCUS's interest. Shot at Inn the Park in St James's Park it showed the victim carrying two boxes of pizza in cardboard packaging. It was clear from the branding that these had been bought in a separate eatery. I once tried to eat a Boots sandwich in that cafe and, even though I had bought a bottle of mineral water at £2.50!!?!!?!?! from the counter, I was asked to leave. Unlikely, therefore, that they would countenance the consumption of food like pizza bought off the premises. Had she been ejected and eaten the pizza on a park bench we would have expected the boxes to be found in a nearby poubelle and the mystery to have been solved many years previous. A sour note in an otherwise assured display.

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