Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder 'A first-rate job' —New York Times 'A classic of the genre' —Guardian Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected ...
Smallbone Deceased: A British Library Crime Classic
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder
‘A first-rate job’ —New York Times
‘A classic of the genre’ —Guardian
Horniman, Birley and Craine is a highly respected legal firm with clients drawn from the highest in the land. When a deed box in the office is opened to reveal a corpse, the threat of scandal promises to wreak havoc on the firm’s reputation—especially as the murder looks like an inside job. The partners and staff of the firm keep a watchful and suspicious eye on their colleagues, as Inspector Hazlerigg sets out to solve the mystery of who Mr Smallbone was—and why he had to die.
Written with style, pace, and wit, this is a masterpiece by one of the finest writers of traditional British crime novels since the Second World War.