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Some Run Crooked

(Inspector Kentworthy #5)

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"There are a thousand paths to the delectable tavern of death, and some run straight and some run crooked."
As regards the deaths recorded here the path runs crooked, very crooked indeed.
There lingers at Peak Forest in Derbyshire a curious and ancient anachronistic privilege. A chapel was founded there in the seventeenth century 'outside the jurisdiction of the bishops' a
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 9th 2012 by Policy Press (first published January 1st 1978)
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"There are a thousand paths to the delectable tavern of death, and some run straight and some run crooked.

"As for the deaths recorded here the path runs crooked, very crooked indeed.

"Hilton writes of the ancient anachronistic privilege remaining at Peak Forest in Derbyshire. A chapel was founded there in the seventeenth century 'outside the jurisdiction of the bishops' its priest was called Principal Official and Judge in Peak Forest. He had the right to solemnize marriage according to a liberal
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John Buxton Hilton was a British crime writer. After his war service in the army he became an Inspector of schools, before retiring in 1970 to take up full-time writing.

He wrote the Superintendent Simon Kenworthy series and the Inspector Thomas Brunt series, as well as the Inspector Mosley series under the pseudonym John Greenwood. Hilton died in Norwich.

Other books in the series

Inspector Kentworthy (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • Dead Man's Path (Simon Kentworthy, #1)
  • Death in Midwinter (Simon Kentworthy, #2)
  • Hangman's Tide (Simon Kentworthy, #3)
  • Target of Suspicion (Simon Kentworthy, #4)
  • Fatal Curtain (Simon Kentworthy, #6)
  • Playground of Death (Simon Kentworthy, #7)
  • Twice Dead (Simon Kentworthy, #8)
  • Focus on Crime
  • The Sunset Law (Simon Kentworthy, #10)
  • Ransom Game (Simon Kentworthy, #11)