The Belting Inheritance

The Belting Inheritance - British Library Crime Classics

First US edition

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Publisher's Synopsis


'Cleverly told ... brilliant character work and plotting up to the usual Symons standard.' - Observer

Lady Wainwright presides over the gothic gloom at Belting, in mourning for her two sons lost in the Second World War. Long afterwards a stranger arrives at Belting, claiming to be the missing David Wainwright - who was not killed after all, but held captive for years in a Russian prison camp. With Lady Wainwright's health fading, her inheritance is at stake, and the family is torn apart by doubts over its mysterious long-lost son. Belting is shadowed by suspicion and intrigue - and then the first body is found.

This atmospheric novel of family secrets, first published in 1964, is by a winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger.

Book information

ISBN: 9781464210877
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press, Inc.
Imprint: Poisoned Pen Press
Pub date:
Edition: First US edition
DEWEY: 892.8
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20220311
Language: English
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 454g
Height: 203mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 25mm