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Somebody at the Door - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)
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Somebody at the Door - British Library Crime Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 10/10/2017
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'The death was an odd one, it was true; but there was after all no very clear reason to assume it was anything but natural.' In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying GBP120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector Holly draws up a list of Grayling's fellow passengers: his distrusted employee Charles Evetts, the charming Hugh Rolandson, and an unknown refugee from Nazi Germany, among others. Inspector Holly will soon discover that each passenger harbours their own dark secrets, and that the councillor had more than one enemy among them. First published in 1943, Raymond Postgate's wartime murder mystery combines thrilling detection with rich characters and a fascinating depiction of life on the home front.

Publisher: British Library Publishing
ISBN: 9780712352352
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm

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“Wartime atmosphere and characters; a grimly realistic murder mystery ”

This recent murder mystery from the British Library crime classic series is a grim reminder that life on the Home Front in the Second World War was not glamorous for most people. Raymond Postgate had written a... More

Paperback edition
30th October 2017
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“A clever crime”

I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Verdict of Twelve’ by this author so I was really looking forward to this one. The synopsis sounds superb – a man leaves his usual train and by the time he gets home, he’s dead. The suspects are... More

Paperback edition
16th November 2017
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“A rewarding read but too detailed in parts”

As the other reviewers have noted, this is a very different style of writing and I also found the ‘short story’ chapters a little hard to keep my interest. Each of the characters is described in detail along with... More

Paperback edition
29th January 2018
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