He Shot to Kill: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter DraxHe Shot to Kill: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter Drax

He Shot to Kill: A Golden Age Mystery

byPeter Drax

Paperback | May 15, 2017

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His arms were hanging down, but his face was turned upwards. For the first time Johnny saw a dead man.

Colonel Meroy is a prosperous pillar of the landed gentry. But his neighbours would be shocked to learn he’d started out as a London pickpocket, and still earns his income from a career in smoothly organized robbery. Now he’s hit a perilous snag – his latest job means going up against the rival and ruthless Luvello gang for a fortune in gold bullion, and even risking the safety of his own son. When a river policeman is killed, Inspector Thompson of Scotland Yard is drawn into the case, and he always gets his man …

He Shot to Kill was first published in 1936, and has remained out of print until this new edition. It includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

‘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 ...
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Title:He Shot to Kill: A Golden Age MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.48 inPublished:May 15, 2017Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911579576

ISBN - 13:9781911579571

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