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No Case for the Police (Dr. R.V. Davie #4)

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An aging man with a restless young wife. An antique collector with a sinister new acquisition. A married couple with part-time lovers. There was definitely more than met the eye in the tranquil town of Tidwell St. Peter's.

But Dr. Davie, the distinguished profesor with a penchant for puzzles, would find more than impropriety when he probed beneath the respectable facade. he
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Dell Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1970)
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Dr. Davie is named literary executor for his oldest friend, Sir Robert Cassillis, an eminent man with a much younger wife. He finds among Robert's papers some puzzled notes on the recent death of a neighbor. Davie is irresistibly drawn to the mystery, even though the police have written the death off as an accident. But there are many people who had motivies to kill the neighbor, including Robert's wife.
Bev Hankins
No Case for the Police by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley is an almost-vintage mystery. First published in 1970, it doesn't quite make my arbitrarily-chosen 1960 cut-off for the genre. But the feel of the mystery is very Golden Age. We have an older amateur sleuth--one Dr. Davie, an Oxford academic with a penchant for solving puzzles. In this particular outing, Dr. Davie is headed back to the village of his youth to attend the funeral of one of his oldest friends. So, there we have the standard British c ...more
Gary Mesick
A pleasant enough mystery in the classic British style.
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V(ictor Vaughan Reynolds Geraint) C(linton) Clinton-Baddeley was born in Devon, England. He received an M.A. in history from Jesus College, Cambridge. For a time he was editor of the modern history section of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, but soon turned to theatre and acting and then to radio, where he worked with W. B. Yeats as his poetry reader. His previous writings include works of literary a ...more
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