The sixth Inspector Ben Ross mystery.
On a cold November night in a Deptford yard, dock worker Harry Parker stumbles upon the body of a dead woman. Inspector Ben Ross is summoned from Scotland Yard to this insalubrious part of town, but no witness to the murder of this well-dressed middle-aged woman can be found. Even Jeb Fisher, the local rag-and-bone man, swears he's seen nothing.
Meanwhile Ben's wife, Lizzie, is trying to suppress a scandal: family friend Edgar Wellings has a gambling addiction and no means of repaying his debts. Reluctantly Lizzie agrees to visit his debt collector's house in Deptford, but when she arrives she finds her husband is investigating the murder of the woman in question.
Edgar was the last man to see Mrs Clifford alive, and he has good reason to want her dead, but Ben and Lizzie both know that a case like this is rarely as simple as it appears....
©2016 Ann Granger (P)2016 Headline Digital
Absolutly love to listen to the great classic English detectives.
WHAT THE----EVERY-OTHER CHAPTER A GOOD DETECTIVE MYSTERY. BUT WHAT THE HECK IS WITH INSPECTOR ROSS,S WIFE TELLING A COMPLETELY DIFF. STORY ABOUT THE HOME LIFE AND FRIENDS AND PROBLEMS WITH FRIENDS.
Very tame indeed. Just new what was coming. Where was the imagination of the author. Such an ordinary boring story. Sorry but there it is.
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