The Bells at Old Bailey

The Bells at Old Bailey


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Publisher's Synopsis

It was not until the fifth death in Long Greeting that Miss Tidy made up her mind to go to the police.

It was not a sense of civic duty that compelled her, but the arrival of two letters that made it clear her life was in danger. The local villagers had been agitated for months over whether the seemingly unconnected deaths were the suicides they appeared to be. Better to say nothing of her intentions though, not even to her immediate circle: the staff of the Minerva hat shop who worked for her, or Léonie, her old Breton maid. Nor would she mention the letters to her interested neighbours or the rector, who had buried four of the victims, or even to Owen Greatorex, the novelist of international reputation, who seemed disarmingly gentle. For who was to be trusted?

Scotland Yard is soon on the scene but more deaths occur before Detective-Inspector Raikes puts the pieces together.

Dorothy Bowers (1902-48) was a champion of "fair play" mysteries, in which all the clues are cunningly displayed within the story. The Bells at Old Bailey (1947). was her fifth and last novel.  Bowers died in 1948 from tuberculosis, having been inducted the prestigious Detection Club a few months earlier.

Book information

ISBN: 9781899000111
Publisher: Moonstone Press
Imprint: Moonstone Press
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 285
Weight: 272g
Height: 130mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 21mm