The Wind Blows Death Author:Cyril Hare Who killed solo violinist Lucy Carless during a concert by the Markshire Orchestral Society? Was it her first husband? Or her second? Womanizer Bill Ventry? Or perhaps the clarinetist and fellow Polish émigré, Zbartorowski, with whom she'd had a violent argument? Francis Pettigrew, the Society's unwilling treasurer, gently ... more »guides the local police through the problems of an impersonated clarinettist, a missing clarinet, and the private lives of the members, and provides a proper solution.
"A plot compounded of musical knowledge, a Dickens allusion, and a subtle point in law is related with delightfully unobtrusive wit, warmth, and style." - The New York Times« less
This book has been listed as one of the 100 best mysteries ever written. It is full of twists and turns and you need to pay attention as you go along. It becomes not so much a "whodunnit" as a "why did it get done?" The ending scoops up all the little hints just tossed around at random along the way, and presents them in a neat and clever little package that makes you say "Well, of course! I should have seen that all along!"