Summary

A classic crime novel by one of the most highly regarded exponents of the genre.
The murder of old Mr Fransham while washing his hands in his niece's cloakroom was one of the most astounding problems that ever confronted Scotland Yard. Not only was there a policeman in the house at the time, but there was an ugly wound in the victim's forehead and nothing in the locked room that could have inflicted it.
The combined efforts of Superintendent Hanslet and Inspector Waghorn brought no answer, and the case was dropped. It was only after another equally baffling murder had been committed that Dr Lancelot Priestley's orderly and imaginative deductions began to make the connections that would solve this extraordinary case.
©2018 John Rhode (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"John Rhode never lets you down. A carefully worked out plot, precise detection, with no logical flaws or jumping to conclusions, and enough of character and atmosphere to carry the thing along." (Francis Iles, Daily Telegraph)
"Any murder planned by Mr Rhode is bound to be ingenious." ( Observer)
"John Rhode well deserves his reputation as a constructor of almost flawless detective story plots. To read any of his tales is a very agreeable intellectual exercise." ( Daily Mail)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Ms Peach on 24-07-18

Didn’t see it coming

Got the murder weapon. Did not get The Who and why. What a twisted ending! You will love this hybrid Holmes-police procedural.

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