The Case Of The Flowery Corpse

by christopher bush

Whoever was driving that car was either drunk or mad.


Whoever was driving that car was either drunk or mad.

The Case of the Flowery Corpse takes Ludovic Travers to the English rural idyll of Marstead in Suffolk, visiting his old friend Henry Morle. The quiet village seems hardly the place for mystery. Yet, following a car crash, a blackmail case emerges – and worse, not one, but two murders. There are multiple suspects, including a pair of twin doctors and a femme fatale, not to mention the looming presence of a US Army base. Travers enlists the help of Inspector Jewle and Sergeant Allman of Scotland Yard, and together they relentlessly chase down all the baffling clues, unpeel the mystery, and bring the villain to justice. Welcome to a classic bucolic detective story, written in Christopher Bush’s best style.

The Case of the Flowery Corpse was originally published in 1956. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.


“Many small ingenuities of detection” New York Times

“The best mystery novel I have read in the last six months . . . interesting backgrounds and rich characterization.” Knoxville Sentinel

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: May 2020
Territories: World English
ISBN: 978 1 913527 17 4 (paperback)/978 1 913527 18 1 (ebook)

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