Murder by Chance: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter DraxMurder by Chance: A Golden Age Mystery by Peter Drax

Murder by Chance: A Golden Age Mystery

byPeter Drax

Paperback | May 15, 2017

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The knife with the carved sheath inlaid with silver, had been driven up to its haft between the shoulders of Captain Geoffrey Hunt.

Johannis Kudorfer, master mariner, is a fraudster and a rogue. But that suits Sam Hartford just fine, because he is a scoundrel himself. When Sam devises a scheme to wreck a ship for the insurance money, Kudorfer is a key collaborator, along with a small gang of other miscreants and dupes, plus Lena the languid cigarette-smoking girl. But Sam is unaware that some of his trusted cohort are playing games of their own—games so treacherous they will end in murder. Detective-Sergeant Woods, suspicious of the con game from the start, will need to call in Chief Inspector Thompson of Scotland Yard to solve this gritty and absorbing case.

Murder by Chance was first published in 1936, and has remained out of print for many decades until this new edition. It includes an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

‘A thriller of great merit ... all extremely convincing’ The Times

‘Recommended as a most exciting and full-blooded crime story’ Morning Post

‘I have not for a good many months enjoyed a thriller as much as I have enjoyed Murder by Chance’ Observer

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:Murder by Chance: A Golden Age MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.5 inPublished:May 15, 2017Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191157955X

ISBN - 13:9781911579557