A classic 1950s mystery from one of the best-loved and most influential classic English crime writers.
Francis Pettigrew travels to Exmoor for a holiday with his wife - an area in which as a young boy he was traumatised by coming across a dead body on the Moor. In an attempt to exorcise this trauma, Pettigrew walks across the moor to the place where the incident occurred - only to find a dead body yet again! Moreover, when he returns to the scene with the police - the body is gone. Did he really see a body - or is it a hallucination conjured up by his return to the scene of the crime that has haunted him since childhood.
In An Untimely Death Hare conjures up an intriguing puzzle whose twists and turns will keep the reader turning the pages till the final surprising resolution.
Cyril Hare was the pseudonym for the distinguished lawyer Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark, born in Surrey in 1900. Hare served in various legal and judicial capacities and his best-known books include Suicide Expected (1939), Tragedy at Law (1942) and An English Murder (1953). He died in 1958.
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