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Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients reaching to the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm’s reputation – especially as the murder looks like an inside job. The partners and staff of the firm keep a watchful and suspicious eye on their colleagues, as Inspector Hazlerigg sets out to solve the mystery of who Mr Smallbone was – and why he had to die.
Written with style, pace and wit, this is a masterpiece by one of the finest writers of traditional British crimenovels since the Second World War.
Author: Michael Gilbert. With an introduction by Martin Edwards.
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 288 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm