A Murder is Arranged: An Inspector Richardson Mystery by Basil ThomsonA Murder is Arranged: An Inspector Richardson Mystery by Basil Thomson

A Murder is Arranged: An Inspector Richardson Mystery

byBasil Thomson

Paperback | April 4, 2016

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None of the other guests could explain what she was doing in Crooked Lane during the night…

Beautiful Margaret Gask, guest at Scudamore Hall, was shot to death on the driveway of the estate. The mink coat that she should have been wearing turned out to be the first clue Scotland Yard had to work on. Then a man she knew, a receiver of stolen goods, turns up dead. Soon more shady characters are drawn into the story: receivers, jewel thieves, confidence men and convicted felons on both sides of the Channel.

Richardson, now Chief Constable, orchestrates the clues concerning a murdered French senator, the theft of a famous emerald, a fake Italian prince and a mysterious priest who sought sanctuary after perpetrating thefts and felonies all over France. The case ends back in Scudamore Hall, where an ecclesiastical robe replaces a mink coat as Exhibit A.

The last and arguably most entertaining of all the Richardson novels, A Murder is Arranged (1937) has action, humour and a brilliant cast of major and minor characters. This new edition, the first in many decades, includes a new introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, acclaimed author of genre history The Golden Age of Murder.

“Few authors can claim such an intimate knowledge of Scotland Yard and criminals as Sir Basil Thomson, one-time Assistant Commissioner at the Yard. He provides subtle intrigue, clever deduction, and bright dialogue.” Referee

SIR BASIL HOME THOMSON (1861-1939) was educated at Eton and New College Oxford. After spending a year farming in Iowa, he married in 1889 and worked for the Foreign Service. This included a stint working alongside the Prime Minister of Tonga (according to some accounts, he was the Prime Minister of Tonga) in the 1890s followed by a ret...
Title:A Murder is Arranged: An Inspector Richardson MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.46 inPublished:April 4, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911095811

ISBN - 13:9781911095811