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By Nicholas Blake

A classic homicide MYSTERY

The annual activities Day at revered public university Sudeley corridor results in tragedy while the headmaster's obnoxious nephew is located strangled in a haystack. The boy was once despised by way of employees and scholars alike, yet English grasp Michael Evans, who used to be obvious sharing a kiss with the headmaster's attractive younger spouse past that day, quickly turns into a main suspect for the homicide. fortunately, his pal Nigel Strangeways, nephew to the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland backyard, is available to assist examine the case.

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