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    Tour de Force

    Inspector Cockrill has finally booked a holiday, destined for a Mediterranean tour with a motley crew of fellow vacationers. By the time they have reached the island of San Juan elPirata off the Italian coast, the tour group is a bubbling pot of rivalries and tension between friends and lovers, threatening to boil over into violence in the scorching summer heat.  

    As six holidaymakers relax at the beach under Cockrill’s watch, the seventh of their number is slain in the hotel. Believing that the murderer must have been one of the beachgoers, Cockrill faces what looks like an impossible puzzle – one that must be solved before the island’s own police forcedelivers the wrong suspect to their doom.  

    First published in 1955, Brand’s classic novel skewers the package holiday experience while unravelling one of the most audacious and devilish mysteries in the history of the genre.

    Publication date:10/072024


    Author: Christianna Brand

    Brand: British Library Publishing

    Number of pages: 272

    Binding: Paperback

    Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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