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The hitch
Hammond, Gerald, 1926-
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Sutton : Severn House, [2004]

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186 pages ; 23 cm
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When plans for a film star's wedding fall into the hands of ex-con Robin Dunwoodie and his daughter they decide to rip her off for what deposits they can get. When they find that they in turn have been set up, they are forced to go ahead with the wedding, with hilarious results.

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Gerald Hammond was born in 1926. He was an architect for thirty years before retiring in 1982. He has written over thirty mystery novels and is the creator of John Cunningham, dog breeder in Scotland, and Keith Calder, gunsmith. He also writes under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden.

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Alice Dunwoodie has a flair for planning. Her friend Sarah is full of innocent charm. Recently, the two used their skills to carry out a burglary in which Alice's father also became involved. While the girls escaped, Mr. Dunwoodie wasn't so lucky and ended up in prison. Following this disaster and Mr. Dunwoodie's release, all three have vowed to go straight. But when Mr. Dunwoodie accidentally intercepts a fax from pop singer Mona Lisa to a Scottish castle, reserving the site for her lavish wedding, he immediately sees possibilities. If the trio can convince Mona Lisa that they represent the castle, and if they can keep the castle in the dark about the upcoming wedding, and if they convince Mona Lisa to send hefty deposits for the wedding expenses directly into an anonymous bank account, then take off with the money . . . well, they could all be a lot richer with very little effort. Entertaining fare, with appealing characters, an imaginative plot, and cracking good action. --Emily Melton Copyright 2004 Booklist