Somebody at the Door (British Library Crime Classics)

Somebody at the Door (British Library Crime Classics)

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Paperback | English
ISBN13: 9780712352352
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'The death was an odd one, it was true; but there was after all no very clear reason to assume it was anything but natural.' In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying GBP120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector Holly draws up a list of Grayling's fellow passengers: his distrusted employee Charles Evetts, the charming Hugh Rolandson, and an unknown refugee from Nazi Germany, among others. Inspector Holly will soon discover that each passenger harbours their own dark secrets, and that the councillor had more than one enemy among them. First published in 1943, Raymond Postgate's wartime murder mystery combines thrilling detection with rich characters and a fascinating depiction of life on the home front.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 288
Item Height 20 mm
Item Width 128 mm
Item Weight 220 Gram
Product Dimensions 128 x 20 x 190
Publisher British Library Publishing
Format Paperback | 288

Raymond Postgate (1896-1971) was a socialist journalist and historian, and founder of the Good Food Guide. He also wrote highly regarded detective novels; his Verdict of Twelve is also available as a British Library Crime Classic.