Free Kindle eBook: Almost Murder
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Almost Murder
An explosion at sea off the island of Mallorca…Inspector Alvarez, the suave, easygoing, cognac-swilling investigator, must solve the murder of a British tourist on the sleepy Spanish island — this time with surprising consequences.Alvarez is unwilling to agree that the death of a member of the British parliament, in the explosion that also took the life of another man, merits an investigation of unusual importance. In his opinion, a dead MP is less trouble than a live one. But investigate he must, and things are complicated further still when Alvarez finds himself serving under Comisario Suau, a stickler for discipline and routine, who is convinced that terrorists are responsible for the crime.Suau soon makes his contempt for Alvarez’s rambling methods of work clear, including his seemingly stupid insistence on investigating not just the deaths of those who’d been aboard the boat, but also their lives. Unfortunately for both of them, Alvarez’s research unearths some facts that prove sticky for all concerned, though none more so than Alvarez himself.Praise for Roderic Jeffries’A first-rate whodunit turning on the resourcefulness of a country gentleman who exploits the process of the law to delay its action. Author on the top of his legal and social form.’ Francis Goff, Sunday Telegraph‘Tension builds up and there are two exciting court scenes. Roderic Jeffries established a very high reputation for himself in the field of the legal thriller with Exhibit No. Thirteen and Dead Against the Lawyers. Once again he has used a little known quirk of the law, and woven round it an enthralling story of immense intricacy.’ Maurice Richardson, Observer‘The resulting legal intricacies make fascinating reading.’ Hester Makeig, Spectator’First-class, smoothly told, fine court scenes and sketches of lawyers entirely absorbing.’ John Clarke, Evening Standard‘The most ingenious of Mr. Jeffries’s exercises in legal trickery.’ Julian Symons, Sunday TimesRoderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and went to sea in 1943. Six years later he left that trade to become a lawyer. He again changed profession to become a writer. Since 1951, he has written over one hundred and sixty novels under his own name and several other pseudonyms. He began his career by writing books featuring his father’s character, Blackshirt, a popular detective whose adventures have appeared in print for many decades. In time Jeffries branched out and began to write a variety of mystery novels under his own name and several pen names, including Peter Alding and Jeffrey Ashford.
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