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Suicide Excepted

Cyril Hare
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571246410
Date Published
30.10.2008
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Summary

An Inspector Mallett mystery, originally published in 1939, by one of the best-loved Golden Age crime writers, Cyril Hare.

Inspector Mallett’s stay at the country house hotel of Pendlebury Old Hall has been a disappointment. Room, food and service have been a letdown and he eagerly anticipates the end of his holiday. His last trial is to sit and listen when an elderly and boorish man, whose family once owned the house, joins his table. The next day the man is dead and Mallett unwittingly finds himself investigating the suspicious ‘suicide’.

‘Adroit in its manipulation … and distinguished by a plot-twister which I’ll wager Christie wishes she’d thought of.’ New York Times

‘Mr Hare’s controlled ingenuity and lively, sardonic characterization put Suicide Excepted in a very high class.’ Observer

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Cyril Hare was the pseudonym for the distinguished lawyer Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark. He was born in Surrey, in 1900, and was educated at Rugby and Oxford. A member of the Inner Temple, he was called to the Bar in 1924 and joined the chambers of Roland Oliver, who handled many of the great crime cases of the 1920s. He…

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