Ian Fleming, John Buchan, Patricia Wentworth, British Library, Crime Classics, Whodunit

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‘The man died from wounds on the head. There was no trace of carbon in his lungs, so he must have been dead before he was put on the dump.’

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‘The man died from wounds on the head. There was no trace of carbon in his lungs, so he must have been dead before he was put on the dump.’

The livelihood of Louie Patra depends entirely on the supply of bad men; men who climb up the face of a house; men who could pick a pocket, steal from cars, forge a signature or a five-pound note. He has a use for them all. Right now he’s planning a smash and grab on a valuable collection of silver. But when the robbery goes awry, a man ends up dead – and now the police aren’t just looking for a gang of thieves. Now it’s murder.

Sing a Song of Murder was first published in 1944, and has remained out of print until this new edition. It includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

Praise

‘I have the highest opinion of Peter Drax’s murder stories … The secret of Peter Drax’s success is his ability to make the circumstances as plausible as the characters are real’SUNDAY TIMES

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: May 2016
Territories: World
ISBN: 978 1 911579 65 6 (paperback)/978 1 911579 66 3 (ebook)

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The knife with the carved sheath inlaid with silver, had been driven up to its haft between the shoulders of Captain Geoffrey Hunt.

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His arms were hanging down, but his face was turned upwards. For the first time Johnny saw a dead man.

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‘One brown mouse. Victim of foul play.’

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He called out, ‘Abie!’ The word was swallowed up in the depths of the hall. It was like a morgue.

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‘There’s been a murder there.’

Tubby stared at him. ‘A murder! Who was it?’

It was the first time in his life that Tubby had been told that he had been murdered.

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