By Peter Turnbull
A Harry Vicary secret – the second one novel in a brand-new crime sequence set in London from the writer of the Hennessey and Yellich mysteries
When the snow thaws on London's Hampstead Heath after a harsh iciness, a ghoulish discovery is made that marks the beginning of a really harmful case for Detective Inspector Harry Vicary and his crew. A physique of a guy is located on best of a shallow grave containing the battered continues to be of a tender lady. He seems to have frozen to loss of life – yet what's his connection to the continues to be less than? Vicary's research leads him deep into London’s felony underworld.
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McBride is faced not only with the major problem of discovering who murdered the man and put him in his room but also with a series of complicated situations and murders. Hired to follow the Chandlers and recover the jewels paid for by his insurance company after they were lost, he must solve each minor situation before he can find the solution to the first murder. He encounters treacherous women, is threatened and deceived by clients and criminals, and is beaten and kicked unconscious. This piling of incident on incident reveals Adams’s weakness with plot.
Jacquelyn Jackson Principal mystery and detective fiction Rex McBride series: Sabotage, 1940 (also known as Death Before Breakfast and Death at the Dam); And Sudden Death, 1940; Decoy, 1941; Up Jumped the Devil, 1943 (also known as Murder All Over); The Crooking Finger, 1944; Shady Lady, 1955 (with Harry Whittington) William Rye series: Dig Me a Grave, 1942 (as Spain); Death Is Like That, 1943 (as Spain); The Evil Star, 1944 (as Spain) John J. , and Michael T. Nieztzel. Private Eyes: 101 Knights—A Survey of American Detective Fiction, 1922-1984.
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