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Il segreto di Tassart

(Inspector Poole #3)

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At first it seems that Lord Henry Grayle has taken an overdose of sleeping medicine, but the autopsy reveals a tiny amount of scopolamine along with the draught - harmless in itself, but fatal when mixed . . .

A poisoner with apparently expert knowledge is at work in the great house at Tassart. But from what motive, and how? Before he can find an answer to these questions,
Mass Market Paperback, I classici del Giallo Mondadori #189, 237 pages
Published April 23rd 1974 by Mondadori (first published January 1st 1931)
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Everyone agrees that Lord Grayle was a good man and a good master, in love with his devoted wife. True, like others of his class, he suffered financially in the Great Depression, and he was in severe pain from a long illness. So when he dies, it might just be suicide. The local police don't fancy telling the family that, so they call in the Yard, in the person of Inspector Poole. But the autopsy shows that Lord Grayle was poisoned. How, when and by whom become the main questions, but the search ...more
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspector Poole investigates the death of Henry Grayle at his beautiful country house, Tassart.
The post-mortem reveals a rather complex case of poisoning and there is a further death before Poole reaches the solution.

Although the writing and characterisation are as good as always, I was not as taken by this novel as I have been with other Wade mysteries. I thought neither the culprit nor the motive was too difficult to work out although the usual Wade "twist" made things a little more interestin
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Henry Wade was a pen-name of Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet.

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