Whodunit, British Library, Crime Classic, Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers
blue murder harriet rutland
That settles it, thought Smith savagely. He shall be murdered, even if I have to do it myself!
The Hardstaffe family are not the nicest people in the world. In fact, he – schoolteacher, lothario and bully, she – chronic malcontent – and their horsey unmarried adult daughter seem to be prime candidates for murder. A writer planning these deaths, on paper at least, and a young girl, chased by old Hardstaffe, are the only outsiders in a deliciously neat, but nasty, case.
Blue Murder was the last of Harriet Rutland’s mystery novels, first published in 1942. This new edition, the first in over 70 years, features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
‘(A) newcomer of exceptional promise’ HOWARD HAYCRAFT
Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: November 2015
ISBN: 978 1 910570 85 2 (ebook) / 978 1 910570 86 9 (paperback)