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Another case for Pollard & Toye! Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, M C Beaton, Sophie Hannah and Faith Martin.

The peace of the English countryside is shattered one August morning by the discovery of a skeleton in the boot of a dumped car. A murder has been uncovered, and when detectives Pollard and Toye arrive on the scene they discover that this hamlet buried deep in the country is not so calm a place as it first appears. The inhabitants of the secluded village of Twiggadon are reluctant to air their individual secrets and offer the investigators little help. Further complicating matters are the events that surrounded the apparent murder, which include a flood that caused the death of another man, a couple of family feuds and an odd case of mistaken identification. How do you narrow down the suspects when the only person with an alibi is the corpse? 

©1969 Elizabeth Lemarchand (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"With humor, skillful plotting and a thorough knowledge of police procedure, Lemarchand adds this solid and satisfying mystery to her previous Pollard and Toye adventures.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • J. Groom
  • 26-10-2019

Good story, Poor Narration

Very odd pronunciation to a well crafted story. Please can we have more from Elizabeth Lemarchand.

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  • P. Ridley-Thomas
  • 30-09-2019

60's who dunnit

Let your imagination migrate to the mid to late 1960's.A slightly desolate moorland house,A family holiday, and a long forgotten corpse, or at least a skeleton.
Then add a cast of suspicious residents and you have the perfect crime thriller.
Elizabeth Lemarchand wrote 17 books in the Pollard and Toye series,All of them happily readable.So far only three have been made available as Audible narratives.A pleasant way to fill a winter evening or so

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