Robin Forsythe,Annie Haynes,Basil Thomson,Patricia Wentworth,Ianthe Jerrold,Harriet Rutland,British Library,Cozy

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Before she could touch him she saw it—the handle of a weapon sticking out between his shoulder-blades.

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Before she could touch him she saw it—the handle of a weapon sticking out between his shoulder-blades.

Playwright Martin Pitt’s acclaimed new play, The Lily Flower, is having its London premiere. When the curtain rises, in attendance are the lovely Julia Dallas; Lord Charles Kulligrew; absent-minded professor Edward Milk and his opinionated spinster sister, Agatha; and Julia’s friend Benvenuto Brown, the accomplished artist and amateur sleuth. Before the evening is through, rave notices for the play will have to sit beside the reports of a grisly murder which takes place during the performance itself. Benvenuto Brown’s investigation will take him far beyond theatreland, to France and the suspected lair of an assassin …

What Dread Hand? was originally published in 1932. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

Praise

“Miss Gill is a consummate artist … [Her work] may be unhesitatingly recommended to detective fiction fans and others who want to be converted.” BROOKYN EAGLE

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: Feb 2017
Territories: World
ISBN: 978 1 911579 21 2 (paperback)/978 1 911579 22 9 (ebook)

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“Give me my rights or I will let them kill you. Think what has happened already—”

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