Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, Patricia Wentworth

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Travers looked down at the face. On the collar was a red patch and a long streak. Across the throat was a gash.

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Travers looked down at the face. On the collar was a red patch and a long streak. Across the throat was a gash.

Two rival London newspaper tycoons are at daggers drawn. But when Sir William Griffith’s corpse turns up in a hamper, his throat cut from ear to ear, the enmity appears to turned deadly. Or is it instead a case of domestic terrorism? Superintendent Wharton of the Yard brings Ludovic Travers into the case and together they investigate a gallery of additional suspects: explorer Tim Griffiths; Sir William’s financial secretary, Bland, and his wife; local vicar Reverend Cross; an archetypally sinister butler … and an intrusive crime reporter, who always seems to find himself in the thick of a crime scene. Wharton and Travers come to believe they have identified their murderer – but how can they break a cast-iron alibi?

Cut Throat was originally published in 1932. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

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Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: October 2017
Territories: World
ISBN: 978 1 911579 77 9 (paperback)/978 1 911579 78 6 (ebook)