THE STUDIO CRIME, British Library Crime Classics, Agatha Christie, Golden Age Mysteries, Whodunit, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers, Cosies
let him lie ianthe jerrold
Murder begins with the death of a kitten...
Artist Jeanie Halliday is thrilled to move into a country cottage of her own, next door to the home of her dear childhood friend Agnes. But the countryside idyll isn’t quite what she might have expected: Agnes is suddenly and unaccountably unfriendly for one thing; and then the neighbours are a little peculiar – old Mr Fone, obsessed with burial mounds; the scandalous Hugh Barchard; and an estranged mother taken to brandishing pistols around.
Soon after the feline victim is found, a shot is heard – the corpse of Robert Molyneux, Agnes’s husband, is discovered with a bullet in his brain. Was Molyneux a meddler in sacred places, a secret lothario… or simply a man who knew too much? And how does the unfortunate cat fit in? It will fall to Jeanie to assist the local police superintendent and fit the pieces of a baffling mystery.
Let Him Lie is a classic golden age detective story from 1940, written by a queen of the form. It includes a new introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: January 2016
ISBN: 978 1 910570 98 2 (ebook) / 978 1 910570 97 5 (paperback)
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