The Accused

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Ebury Publishing, Aug 18, 2011 - Fiction - 496 pages
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She was found at the crime scene, covered in blood with the murder weapon in her hand and no memory of how she got there....

No wonder that the police believe Elizabeth Johnson is guilty of stabbing a young woman to death.

Only Elizabeth's best-friend, Sam Bailey, doesn't believe the evidence against her. But both girls are ex-cons and former prostitutes and she will have to go to extra-ordinary lengths to prove Elizabeth innocent....

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User Review  - teresa1953 - LibraryThing

Sam Bailey and Elizabeth Johnson are former prostitutes. Encouraged by their probation officer, to move on with their lives and make their money legally, they set up a private investigation business ... Read full review

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User Review  - Hazel - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading it but was disappointed by the ending, it somehow felt rushed. The story follows two prostitutes on their journey to start up their new business as private investigators, but as one is then accused of murder it's up to the other to prove her innocence. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

A practising barrister and one of the first black women to sit as a judge in the UK, Constance Briscoe is the author of the bestselling memoirs Ugly and Beyond Ugly. Inspired by her firsthand experiences in the courtroom, Constance has turned her writing talents to create gritty, page-turning crime fiction. Set in her home territory of South London, The Accused is a gripping, authentic debut backed by an insider's knowledge of the criminal justice system.

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