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Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)

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Fire in the Thatch: A Devon Mystery (British Library Crime Classics)

By  E.C.R. Lorac , Introduction by  Martin Edwards
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Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

"Readers will enjoy watching the conflicts that arise between the wary country folk and the cocktail-drinking Londoners invading their habitat. In sum, this is jolly good fun." —Publishers Weekly

The Second World War is drawing to a close. Nicholas Vaughan, released from the army after an accident, takes refuge in Devon—renting a thatched cottage in the beautiful countryside at Mallory Fitzjohn. Vaughan sets to work farming the land, rearing geese and renovating the cottage. Hard work and rural peace seem to make this a happy bachelor life.

On a nearby farm lives the bored, flirtatious June St Cyres, an exile from London while her husband is a Japanese POW. June's presence attracts fashionable visitors of dubious character, and threatens to spoil Vaughan's prized seclusion.

When Little Thatch is destroyed in a blaze, all Vaughan's work goes up in smoke—and Inspector Macdonald is drafted in to uncover a motive for murder.

E.C.R. LORAC was a pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-1958) who was a prolific writer of crime fiction from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a member of the prestigious Detection Club. Her books have been almost entirely neglected since her death, but deserve rediscovery as fine examples of classic British crime fiction in its golden age.

ISBN: 9781464209673

ISBN-10: 9781464209673

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

Publication Date: 06/05/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 06/05/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 256

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

Fiction / Classics

Fiction / Crime

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional