The Spoilt Kill

The Spoilt Kill A Staffordshire Mystery

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Synopsis

The grey eyes, so apt for tragedy, looked steadily up at me. 'You can't trust me, can you?' she said.

Shentall's, a long-established institution of the Staffordshire Potteries industry, is under attack. With its designs leaked to international competition and its prices undercut, private investigator Hedley Nicholson has been tasked with finding the culprit of the suspected sabotage.

But, industrial espionage may just be the beginning. Delving further into the churning heart of Shentall's Pottery, Nicholson's prying is soon to unearth rumours of bonds cruelly smashed to pieces, grievances irrevocably baked in stone and a very real body, turning and turning in the liquid clay.

First published in 1961, The Spoilt Kill received widespread critical acclaim and praise from contemporary crime writers such as Julian Symons. It was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger and remains a finely crafted masterpiece of the crime genre.

Book information

ISBN: 9780712353366
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Imprint: British Library Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Sales rank: 17095
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 210g
Height: 131mm
Width: 190mm
Spine width: 15mm