The Priests of the Abomination

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'The Piece Peace – Peace is Possible' runs the advert of a band of self-proclaimed prophets from California who call themselves the 'Five'. They have money, a huge following, and make many converts who, in turn, provide more money. Even the established Churches are impressed. But is all as it seems, or is there a vast criminal conspiracy behind it all? Lady Jennifer Norrington, Count Sandro di Ganzarello, and Coleridge Tucker Iii embark on yet another adventure which culminates in an English Cathedral, having ranged as far afield from California as Italy, London, and Scotland, with brutal murders along the way. This terrifying tale is horribly possible and undoubtedly one to grab the reader from the outset.

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Roger Longrigg was a British author of unusual versatility who wrote both novels and non-fiction, along with plays and screenplays for television, under both his own name and eight other pseudonyms. Born in Edinburgh into a military family, he was at first schooled in the Middle East, but returned to England as a youth and later read history at Magdalen College, Oxford. His early career took him into advertising, but after the publication of two comic novels took up writing full time in 1959. He completed fifty five books, many under his own name, but also Scottish historical fiction as Laura Black; thrillers as Ivor Drummond (for which his chief character, Lady Jennifer Norrington was named by HRF Keating in 'The Times' as the 'True heir of James Bond'); black comedies as Domini Taylor; Frank Parish (which titles feature the adventures of Dan Mallett, a poacher who lives on the edges of legality) - and famously Rosalind Erskine - a name with which he hoaxed all for several years, and who appeared to write a disguised biography of what life was like in a girls boarding school where the classmates ran a brothel for boys from a nearby school. Erskine's 'The Passion Flower Hotel' became a bestseller and was later filmed. Roger Longrigg's work in television included 'Mother Love', a BBC mini-series starring Diana Rigg and David McCallum, and episodes of 'Crown Court' and 'Dial M for Murder'. He died in 2000, aged 70 and was survived by his wife, the novelist Jane Chichester, and three daughters.

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"Very punchy and entertaining.," Sunday Telegraph

..". Marks definitive new line in sophisticated entertainment.," The Times

Very punchy and entertaining.--Sunday Telegraph

... Marks definitive new line in sophisticated entertainment.--The Times

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