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Publisher's Summary

Scotland Yard Superintendent Perry Trethowan is enjoying a vacation evening at a cosy Yorkshire pub when an old woman shows him an original, unpublished Bronte manuscript. Trethowan agrees to engage in a little literary detective work, but he doesn’t realise that for a criminal the manuscript is motive for theft, torture - and murder.

©2016 Robert Barnard (P)2016 Oakhill Publishing

Critic Reviews

"You can count on a Barnard mystery being witty, intelligent and a joy to read." (Publishers Weekly)
"One of our most original and versatile bloodspillers." (The Times)
"Delicious...an appetising entertainment." (New York Times)

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Delightful

Good mystery. The detective and his wife are wonder characters. It was a clever plot. Very enjoyable

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very disappointed

Not one of Barnard's best. The fight scene near the end was ridiculous and boring.

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  • Alexander
  • 09-22-17

Sorry, awful.

Narration good, story awful with no mystery to crime story, author's knowledge woeful :-( waste of time and money I really fail to understand the great reviews.