The Sinful Stones Author:Peter Dickinson "Both his previous books won best-thriller awards and the new one is better still...Superintendent Pibble takes a policeman's holiday to a Hebridean isle where the winds howl, the gulls scream and wheel, mad monks are building a granite monastery with topless towers, and Britain's most famous and vicious-tempered scientist seems to be held priso... more »ner and in considerable danger of being bumped off.
"Pibble's job-fascinating twist!-is secondarily to rescue the eccentric old man, primarily to wrest from him the secret of how he diddled Pibble's father out of a fortune...How the Super brings off his double event, with the help of two whores (one drunk, one daft) and a kid's kite, is what this racing adventure story, spiced with genuine detection and told with rare wit, is about."
Book is old, but is in pretty good condition. I reinforced the spine which was flaking some. It's an old ex-library copy. Yellowing some, but not as much as one would expect.« less