The Conqueror Inn: A Bobby Owen Mystery by E.R. PunshonThe Conqueror Inn: A Bobby Owen Mystery by E.R. Punshon

The Conqueror Inn: A Bobby Owen Mystery

byE.R. Punshon

Paperback | August 1, 2016

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“I wouldn’t come any nearer if I were you. It’s not a thing to see unless you have to.”

TThe remote Conqueror Inn, possibly the oldest licensed house in England, has an unexpectedly key role to play in World War Two. Lorry drivers, army camps, black marketeers and even the IRA become entangled in the sinister web which draws this novel’s plot together. Bobby Owen, after finding a case of banknotes, has to identify a corpse mutilated in its grave, ignore the red herrings thrown in his way … and identify a ruthless killer who uses the confusion of war to conceal his tracks.

The Conqueror Inn was first published in 1943, the eighteenth of the Bobby Owen mysteries, a series eventually including thirty-five novels. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

“What is distinction? … in the works of Mr. E.R. Punshon we salute it every time.” Dorothy L. Sayers

“[An] extremely intricate crime puzzle with an equally intricate solution” New York Times Book Review

“[An] impressive baffler by one of the better English practitioners.” New York Herald Tribune Book Review

“Solid construction … distinguished characterization” San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the foremost British thriller-writers here gives us a first-class mystery, replete with creeps, thrills and tingles of foreboding as one grim scene builds into another and suspicion is expertly thrown in turn against each actor in this sinister drama of greed and hate couched in wartime datelines. … A better tale of dark deeds would be hard to come by.” Hoofs and Horns

E.R. Punshon was born in London in 1872. At the age of fourteen he started life in an office. His employers soon informed him that he would never make a really satisfactory clerk, and he, agreeing, spent the next few years wandering about Canada and the United States, endeavouring without great success to earn a living in any occupati...
Title:The Conqueror Inn: A Bobby Owen MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.46 inPublished:August 1, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:191141335X

ISBN - 13:9781911413356