Case with No Conclusion

Case with No Conclusion
Case with No Conclusion

Case with No Conclusion

A Sergeant Beef Mystery
By Leo Bruce

Sergeant Beef Series

FICTION

288 Pages, 4 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

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ISBN 9781613733073

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Sep 1984)
Academy Chicago Publishers

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Overview

Once again Lionel Townsend, Beef's Dr. Watson, faithfully records the redoubtable Sergeant's escapades. Beef has left the Braxham police and gone into business for himself. Beef gets a client: Stewart Ferrars, who has been arrested for the Sydenham Murder. Beef is hired by Stewart's brother Peter to prove Stewart is innocent of the murder of Dr. Benson, who has been found stabbed in the throat in the library of Peter's gloomy Victorian mansion, The Cypresses. An ornamental dagger with Peter's fingerprints on it has been left on a table near the dead man's armchair.

Reviews

"The facetious nature of Bruce's well-drawn characterizations and the unexpected conclusion enhance this thoughtfully rendered puzzler." — Booklist

Author Biography

Leo Bruce was the pen name of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote more than twenty highly-praised mysteries featuring Carlous Deene. He also wrote eight mysteries featuring Sgt. William Beef, a cockney police detective who invariably "knows who done it." Croft-Cooke died in 1980.

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