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Ann has written four novels, details of which are listed below.

The Dancing Detective (2014)

The Dancing Detective

The Dancing Detective is a traditional detective novel set in contemporary Britain.

When a murder is committed backstage on a popular TV dance competition, no judge or contestant is above suspicion. As events escalate and it seems that the murderer may strike again, the crime-solving efforts of the police are supplemented with those of a mysterious dancing detective in a desperate race to discover whodunit. Moving between past and present and unearthing long held secrets along the way, this is a case teeming with possible motives and in which nothing is as it first seems.

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Clematis Tree (2000)

The Clematis Tree

A story about a family with a handicapped child.

What the critics said: "You want to go on reading, you want to know what happens; it isn't easy to put down" Ruth Rendell, Sunday Times

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An Act of Treachery (2002)

An Act of Treachery

A story about a French girl in love with a German officer.

What the critics said: "An intriguing story, which seems destined to end in disaster until the unexpected twist in the final pages" Good Housekeeping

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Father Figure (2005)

Father Figure

A story about a man denied access to his children.

What the critics said: "(An) engaging novel … Widdecombe tells the story with rattling good pace and creates credible and sympathetic characters" The Observer

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An Act of Peace (2005)

An Act of Peace

The sequel to An Act of Treachery and the story of their son growing up in post war Europe.

What the critics said: "Impressive … Widdecombe skilfully and often movingly uses the boy’s struggle with his own painful history to throw light on the troubled years between 1945 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989" Sunday Times

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Ann is currently working on her fifth novel, An Act of Brotherhood, the last in the trilogy formed by An Act of Treachery and An Act of Peace.

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