Never before had sports offered so many star attractions in so short a space of time. A great group of tennis players was at hand for Wimbledon. A superb field of horses was entered in the derby. A magnificent contest was predicted for the test matches in cricket. And never before had the sporting world been made so sinister, as Inspector George Gideon learned to his mounting horror. A trail of corpses led this premier policeman over playing fields drenched with blood - as the pace of the peril quickened in a desperate race against a macabre mastermind out to make the biggest killing of them all..." The late British actor Jack Hawkins played Chief inspector Gideon on the screen.
This is only one in a series of books. A good british mystery read.