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A Charitable End by Jessica Mann

'A shrewdly intelligent and close woven novel of manner and character’ H.R.F.Keating, The Times

Not all crimes are reported to the police.

The comfortable Edinburgh citizens who received poison-pen letters thought it more politic to say nothing about them.

But when the French-born wife of the city’s most distinguished judge receives one, she angrily blurts out the details of her husband’s not so innocent love life.

The matter is discreetly silenced, but there is a subtle and disturbing change of atmosphere.

Someone in this elite and snobbish professional circle, with its social concern, altruism, and exclusive occasions is undoubtedly not above suspicion.