Death by Two Hands: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter DraxDeath by Two Hands: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter Drax

Death by Two Hands: A Golden Age Mystery

byPeter Drax

Paperback | May 15, 2017

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‘One brown mouse. Victim of foul play.’

Chalk Street, Camden Town, is the busy scene for all kinds of commercial activity – some legal, some a little less so. By day, local crime boss Mr. Rivers works as a market trader, but gladly turns his attention to the potentially lucrative theft of fox-skins in the countryside. However, what should have been a simple robbery leads to a string of murders, and a Scotland Yard investigation, led by Chief-Inspector Thompson. A case in which one of the clues is no fox, but a fat brown mouse …

Death by Two Hands was first published in 1937, and has remained out of print until this new edition. It includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

‘Little people in [the] grip of tragic destiny … brilliantly done’ Saturday Review of Literature

‘I have the highest opinion of Peter Drax’s murder stories … The secret of Peter Drax’s success is his ability to make the circumstances as plausible as the characters are real’ Sunday Times

Eric Elrington Addis, aka 'Peter Drax', was born in Edinburgh in 1899, the youngest child of a retired Indian civil servant and the daughter of an officer in the British Indian Army. Drax attended Edinburgh University, and served in the Royal Navy, retiring in 1929. In the 1930s he began practising as a barrister, but, recalled to the ...
Title:Death by Two Hands: A Golden Age MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.51 inPublished:May 15, 2017Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911579592

ISBN - 13:9781911579595