Follow Inspector Slone as he uncovers why a healthy spinster is dead at 59 and how she got a quarter of a million pounds in her bank account on her modest income? And most importantly, (for me anyway, LOL!)where is her little dog!?! This is a fun guessing game to the end. British mystery readers will love this one!
Catherine Aird is the wonderful author of this,good, clean mystery!
Murder in the Mortuary
On the pathologist's cold metal table lay the naked body of Beatrice Gwendoline Wansdyke, spinster... Dead of perfectly natural causes at age 59. "The problem," mused the good doctor, "is not so much what she died from as what she died with: a quarter of a million pounds, in a bank account no maiden lady of modest means should have." .
Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan could feel in his bones it was murder. He had guessed at the motive. He would surely uncover the method. But why couldn't he find out where-oh-where had her little dog gone? And why would looking almost cost him his life?
"Catherine Aird keeps the guessing game going right up to the bittersweet end." -Boston Globe