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By: Bernard A. Pendry

Amanda – a Would-Be Killer

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This tale is about the lives of three people who became friends at university and how their lives became a nightmare.

The beautiful Amanda was torn between Harry and Simon, but was she right to marry Harry when Simon took a job in Norway?

When Simon returned from Norway, he had a great idea and went into business with Harry, maintaining the services of a major hotel group.

One night, Harry was called out as the air conditioning in their client’s major hotel had failed and guests were complaining. On this visit, he saw Simon followed by Amanda coming out of a hotel suite. They were gone before he could get his wits together.

Harry finds out from the hotel’s night porter that this is a regular occurrence so he sets about investigating what is going on. He sets up surveillance cameras and is dismayed what he discovers about Amanda and Simon’s undercover relationship.

When Amanda is told how Simon has been using her, she sets out for revenge and her plan nearly works. At the same time Harry has found out how Simon came into money and set up a disreputable ‘Gentleman’s Club’ where they recruited women from abroad to satisfy their members.

What follows is quite dramatic.

Bernard A. Pendry is 85 years young. This is his first novel, aided by his 3rd wife, Sue, 25 years junior to him and eldest son, Mark. Life is good.

Where he got the idea for this novel is a mystery, certainly nothing in his life resembled anything like the goings on in this novel.

He qualified as a Chartered accountant in 1959, second most boring job to an actuary, the highlight was acting for Joe Cocker and going on a tour of the United States with him in 1972. He managed to retire at age 54. In the ensuing 29 years he has done little except amicably divorce his first wife, Sheila, married his second wife, Pam, who he lost to the dreaded C in 2013, got back together with is third wife, Sue, after a parting of 33 years and had lots of fun with his three children and grandchildren.

After giving up, or rather they gave him up, squash, skiing, tennis, he lingers on with golf and snooker at The Royal Automobile Club, plus croquet and electric cycling with Sue.

He has this knack of knowing he is always right, like Clough he may listen to others point of view then tell them they are wrong. He is famed in the family for changing rules if he thinks he can improve them, or if he is not winning!

Apart from publishing a book about his friendship with Joe Cocker, this his first attempt at a novel.

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