The Dying Alderman
At a meeting of Quenborough Borough Council, the Mayor, Sir John Assington, is accused by Alderman Trant of wasting money and turning a blind eye to speculators on the make.
Then Trant is stabbed with his own knife, and while dying, manages to scratch the initials 'MA' on a piece of paper.
Local Chief Constable Race is on the case. He is new to the force, so Superintendent...more
Curtis Evans neatly sums up exactly how I feel about this excellent novel. Henry Wades work is vastly underrated and deserves to be more widely-read.It has freshness and appeal sadly lacking in many other books of the same vintage.
Here the newly- ...more