Summary

1949. An unsigned letter arrives on the desk of Chief Inspector Derry of the Canterbury police. Enclosed is a jade pendant, identical to the one that went missing from the body of an actress murdered a decade previously. The case had been shut quickly at the time - the accused vagrant gave a written confession and was sentenced to the gallows - but the necklace was never recovered. Until now.
Inspector Madden is asked to investigate the letter's worrying claims by his old friend and former Chief Inspector Angus Sinclair, who fears the wrong man may have been hanged on his watch. But with a world war separating Madden from the murder, the truth will not come easy....
©2017 Rennie Airth (P)2018 Soundings
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By Ms Angela Boosey on 31-07-18

Top class.

Brilliant great read as usual. The series gets better and better. Excellent writer and characters.

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By Roberta on 27-04-18

Wonderful book

I love all of Rennie Airth books. The plot is believable but the characters are the thing I wait to revisit, with an authenticity to the storyline given the author's background taking you back a few decades. It has no unecessary salaciousness which many poorer writers employ to bolster their lesser talents, going for the cheap thrill. Very enjoyabe and well read.

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