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A Local Matter: A Murder Case from the Notes of George Howard, Secretary to Lord Alfred Tigraines

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Ironic that a man who was twice kidnapped by brigands and who once nearly died at sea should have his death the subject of an inquest in a peaceful and picturesque English village. But the famous--and infamous--Sir James Hart was not a man to live--or die--by the rules.

The challenge of the mystery, not the incongruity of its setting, is what sets Lord Alfred Tigraines on a
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published December 1st 1984 by Walker & Company
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Jul 25, 2012 Bev rated it did not like it
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This was really quite awful. The Scotland Yard Inspector was so wooden and not at all engaging. His interactions with various characters seemed to me like they ought to be spoken in monotone (at least that's the way I heard it in my head). Lord "Tiger," the one who does the amateur bit and figures it all out....well, he's an interesting character EXCEPT as an investigator. I mean, he didn't really--investigate that is. And then he played it all Sherlock Holmes (not revealing anything till the ...more
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