Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery - British Library Crime Classics 52 (Paperback)
  • Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery - British Library Crime Classics 52 (Paperback)
zoom

Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery - British Library Crime Classics 52 (Paperback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£8.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 10/02/2018
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon - renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaughan sets to work farming the land, rearing geese and renovating the cottage. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life. On a nearby farm lives the bored, flirtatious June St Cyres, an exile from London while her husband is a Japanese POW. June's presence attracts fashionable visitors of dubious character, and threatens to spoil Vaughan's Prized seclusion. When Little Thatch is destroyed in a blaze, all Vaughan's work goes up in smoke - and Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712352604
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

You may also be interested in...

Mystery in the Channel
Added to basket
Maigret and the Saturday Caller
Added to basket
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Sign of Four
Added to basket
Death on the Nile
Added to basket
The Last Hours
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Force
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Colour of Murder
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Cornish Coast Murder
Added to basket
The ABC Murders
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Mystery of Three Quarters
Added to basket
£18.99   £14.99
Hardback
Wild Fire
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Belting Inheritance
Added to basket
And Then There Were None
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Added to basket

Reviews

View all

“Mysterious going on in the countryside, with many twists!”

Sometimes with a murder mystery the location is central to the story; it gives depth and sometimes even clues to the central questions. This book is subtitled “A Devon Mystery”, and the setting in the West Country... More

Paperback edition
3rd March 2018
Helpful? Upvote 14

“classic crime”

This is the first British Library Crime Classic i have read despite owning a few others. It did not disappoint in any way. The characters are well-rounded and detailed. The suspense holds until finally the evidence... More

Paperback edition
1 similar book recommended
28th February 2018
Helpful? Upvote 10

“Most enjoyable - a really satisfying read”

A thoroughly enjoyable story – the characters are neatly described, the Devon locations are beautifully evoked. It held my attention throughout and I was eager to discover the murderer, so that I completed reading... More

Paperback edition
22nd May 2018
Helpful? Upvote 0

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.