One Foot in the Grave - The James Pibble Mysteries 6 (Paperback)Peter Dickinson (author)
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At Flycatchers, a well-to-do nursing home watched over by no-nonsense nurse Jenny, one-time detective James Pibble shuttles between his nothing-to-live-for present and memories of the crimes he's solved-or failed to. He's roused from his listless existence when he discovers a dead body on top of the water tower.
Security guard George Tosca isn't the only one at Flycatchers who has met his maker a bit too abruptly. There have been other suspicious deaths in the last three years, including those of military man Sir Archibald Gunter and Bertie Foster-Banks, an inveterate gambler and shareholder in the home. The arrival of a woman in black sets off a sinister chain of events, and before he knows it, Pibble is on the case.
As he travels down a twisting path of blackmail and escalating violence, Pibble finds that his life is suddenly filled with purpose again. He will bring a cunning killer to justice-or die trying. But the real reason he went up to the tower on that stormy winter night is linked to a secret he'll carry to his grave.
One Foot in the Grave is the 6th book in the James Pibble Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 13 mm
"Full of tension and hidden menace. This British author is a virtuoso."-The New York Times Book Review
"Dickinson, as ever, is the master of any milieu he cares to invent."-The Nation
"Peter Dickinson is the best thing that has happened to serious, sophisticated, witty crime fiction since Michael Innes." -The Sunday Times
"A masterpiece . . . caviar for the mystery zealot." -Los Angeles Times
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