agatha christie; dorothy l. sayers; ngaio marsh; patricia wentworth; british library; crime classics; martin edwards

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Near the right temple was a hole, and down the forehead and along the nose was dried blood.

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Near the right temple was a hole, and down the forehead and along the nose was dried blood.

“Shot, by God! No wonder the poor old devil couldn’t hear.”

When the telephone bell rings in Bill Ellice’s Broad Street Detective Agency, it happens to be Ludovic Travers who takes the call. The new client is certainly out of the ordinary, for he claims that his life is in danger. He wants the firm to trace a nephew who would be a protection. Travers finds the Curious Client puzzling—and that night the client is murdered.

All that confronts the police is a series of perfect alibis and yet the enquiry has to go on. It leads to a night-club and a country house and to the queer business of a mink coat and a poultry-farm. And after that to a second murder.

Here are both Ludovic Travers and Christopher Bush at their best. To the legion of their admirers there is no need to say more.

The Case of the Curious Client was originally published in 1947. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

Praise

“There is something fine . . . about Bush’s writing that stands his work apart from the helter-skelter concoctions of the majority of his competitors.” HOOFS AND HORNS

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: May 2019
Territories: World English
ISBN: 978 1 912574 99 5 (paperback)/978 1 912574 98 8 (ebook)