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The second novel from the celebrated author of one of the most famous mystery classics ever written, Trent's Last Case.

James Randolph is murdered early one evening and his body found a few hours later. When the police arrive, they discover that Randolph's safe has been ransacked, and discarded wrapping paper litters his bedroom floor.

Perhaps by chance or perhaps by design, Trent seems to have been the last person, other than the murderer, to see Randolph alive. But this is only one aspect amongst many which connect Trent with the murder and stimulate his interest: his friend Inspector Bligh is the detective in charge of the investigation, and then a longtime friend readily and perplexingly confesses his guilt. As much as he respects the abilities of Inspector Bligh, Trent's personal knowledge has him doubting the confession and intent on finding the truth.

©1936 Estates of E. C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen, 2017 Introduction Martin Edwards (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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"I won't waste time saying that the plot is sound and the detection satisfying. Trent has not altered a scrap and reappears with all his old humour and charm." (Dorothy L. Sayers)

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  • 09-08-17

Clever plot

Enjoyed this very much, its of its time
Reader was very good keeping the
Story moving on and the plot kept
You wanting to find out who it was

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