Who Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb Mystery by Patricia WentworthWho Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb Mystery by Patricia Wentworth

Who Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb Mystery

byPatricia Wentworth

Paperback | June 6, 2016

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“I wouldn’t like to make you really angry, darling. You know, the only time I did you nearly scared me dead. I believe if you were really roused you might do something rather frightful.”

Lucas Dale, new owner of King’s Bourne, was flirting with danger when he showed his priceless collection of pearls to the guests assembled in his period salon. But when, under threat, he forced lovely Susan Lenox to break her engagement and consent to marry him, he started a train of events that inevitably led to murder, shattering the quiet of the English village. Bill Carrick, Susan’s former fiancé, is the primary suspect, but as Inspector Ernest Lamb and Detective Frank Abbott soon discover, Dale’s questionable past offered motives of revenge and greed to darken the mystery. Motives which would lead another victim into the path of murder…

Who Pays the Piper? was first published in 1940. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

“When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself—and I always do.” Mary Dell, Daily Mirror

Patricia Wentworth was born Dora Amy Elles in India in 1877 (not 1878 as has sometimes been stated). She was first educated privately in India, and later at Blackheath School for Girls. Her first husband was George Dillon, with whom she had her only child, a daughter. She also had two stepsons from her first marriage, one of whom died ...
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Title:Who Pays the Piper?: An Ernest Lamb MysteryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.48 inPublished:June 6, 2016Publisher:Dean Street PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1911413015

ISBN - 13:9781911413011

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