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

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

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

Benvenuto Brown is on the luxury liner Atalanta, heading for New York. His thoughts are on his forthcoming one-man exhibition, not murder – until a seemingly inoffensive old dear is found dead. Who could possibly have needed to murder poor Miss Smith? The nouveau riche Lord Stoke; the effortlessly alluring young widow Ann Stewart; Roger Morton-Blount, avowed Communist; or gorgeous Rutland King, screen star? Benvenuto Brown, in his final mystery, will need to sort muck from brass – and muddle from murder.

What Dread Hand? was originally published in 1933. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

Praise

“Brown is distinctly worth meeting … The story, besides being sufficiently baffling, is very well written and introduces a group of unusually well-drawn characters.” NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW“An altogether delightful treat” BROOKLYN EAGLE

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: Feb 2017
Territories: World
ISBN: 978 1 911579 23 6 (paperback)/978 1 911579 24 3 (ebook)

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A tragic discovery was made at Bishop’s Hotel last evening when a maid, on entering the suite of Signora da Costa, a rich Argentine guest at the hotel, found her dead body on the bed wrapped in an eiderdown.

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

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