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By: Elizabeth Uywin

The Poisoned Pen

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In 1942, dead bodies were a common sight after an air raid, so no one was suspicious when a mutilated body of a young woman was found in a bombed-out warehouse. She was just another victim of a war that had claimed thousands of victims. At least that was what Sergeant Timothy Tipping assumed, yet his boss Inspector Ben Bishop was suspicious. Her shoes were missing, and so was her purse. It was the same modus operandi as the other bodies.

Surely it wasn’t murder? Yet as the investigation progressed, it was plain that inspector Bishop had a killer on his patch and the local doctor, Brian Dwyer, became his number one suspect. Even his brother John Dwyer, the Catholic Priest of St Joseph’s Church, believed in his brother’s guilt. Especially after both of Brian Dwyer’s wives died in suspicious circumstances.

Was Brian Dwyer guilty? Inspector Bishop thought so, and he was working hard to prove it, and to send Brian Dwyer to the gallows.

There was only one person who could save him. Only one person who knew the truth. Yet in telling that truth, Ellen Cooper, a complete stranger, put her own life in mortal danger.


Elizabeth Uywin was born in Braintree to a farming family in 1951. Most of her childhood memories are of helping her father on the farm, until her family moved to London to be near her Grandmother.

She worked as a secretary to the Chief News Editor of the Press Association and in the court service for many years. This is her first book of three which follows the life of one particular child called Mary, which has been researched over a period of thirty years. Elizabeth Uywin is widowed and lives in Chiswick.

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