Patrick Quentin, most sensible identified for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, additionally penned amazing detective novels from the Nineteen Thirties throughout the Nineteen Sixties less than different pseudonyms, together with Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: “Quentin is especially famous for the enviable polish and charm which make him one of many best American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; yet this floor smoothness conceals complex and meticulous plot building as flawless as that of Agatha Christie.”
within the city of Crosby-Stourton, the well-respected leave out Lubbock is being visited through her daughters from London while the unimaginable occurs. in the related day, either younger ladies are struck down through a unprecedented poison. yet why may an individual do any such vile thing?
without different lawmen fitted to the duty, Scotland backyard sends Archibald “the Archdeacon” Inge, whose maximum deductive energy lies in his absolute loss of mind's eye, permitting him to maintain his whole concentrate on the proof. but if extra killings ensue in the course of his research, even the intense sleuth is baffled.
What Inge doesn’t understand is that the intent in the back of the murders is going past something comparable to the facts . . .
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