Arrest the Bishop?: A Golden Age Mystery by Winifred PeckArrest the Bishop?: A Golden Age Mystery by Winifred Peck

Arrest the Bishop?: A Golden Age Mystery

byWinifred Peck

Paperback | October 3, 2016

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He caught the back of a chair, staggered and groaned. There was a heavy crash and fall, and the parson lay motionless and livid, while lilies from a vase fell, like a wreath, across his chest.

The Rev. Ulder, everyone agreed, was the parish priest from hell. In addition to tales of drunkenness and embezzlement, the repellent cleric had recently added blackmail to his list of depravities. There was scandal in the district, plenty of it, and Ulder had the facts. Until, that is, a liberal helping of morphia, served to him in the Bishop’s Palace, silenced the insufferable priest – for good.

Was it the Bishop himself who delivered the fatal dose? Was it Soames, the less-than-model butler? Or one of a host of other inmates and guests in the house that night, with motives of their own to put Ulder out of the way? Young Dick Marlin, ex-military intelligence and now a Church deacon, finds himself assisting Chief Constable Mack investigate murder most irreverent.

Arrest the Bishop? was first published in 1949. This new edition, the first in many decades, includes a new introduction by crime fiction historian Martin Edwards.

Winifred Peck (1882-1962) was born Winifred Frances Knox in Oxford, the daughter of the future Bishop of Manchester. Her mother Ellen was the daughter of the Bishop of Lahore. A few years after her mother's death, Winifred Peck became one of the first pupils at Wycombe Abbey School, and later studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Retu...
Title:Arrest the Bishop?: A Golden Age MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.48 inPublished:October 3, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911413910

ISBN - 13:9781911413912