Category: Mystery and Crime Fiction
Regular price: $4.99
Deal price: $0.99
Deal starts: May 20, 2023
Deal ends: May 20, 2023
GET *FOUR* CLASSIC CRIME MYSTERIES IN THIS GREAT-VALUE BOX SET.
Discover classic whodunits from a golden age of crime writing featuring opera-loving, puzzle-solving Cambridge academic Dr Davie.
PRAISE FOR V.C. CLINTON-BADDELEY:
‘For intelligence, humour, observation and unforced charm, Mr Clinton-Baddeley is splendid value.’ Sunday Times
‘College setting described with loving care and plenty of humour.’ Observer
‘Admirable detective story. . . Fully recommended.’ Guardian
‘Mr Clinton-Baddeley’s first thriller is as likeable as his old-fashioned amateur detective.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘The pleasure lies in the literacy and intelligence of the narrative and of the dialogue.’ Tablet
‘Those whose tastes rise above beatings-up and nudes, please note. Oh! yes: and it's a very good detective story too.’ Francis Iles, Guardian
‘The most likeable of elderly don-detectives.’ Maurice Richardson, Observer
IN THIS FOUR-BOOK BOX SET:
BOOK 1: DEATH’S BRIGHT DART
Brilliant minds gather at St Nicholas’s College, Cambridge, for a conference. But the last thing they’re expecting is murder. Dr Brauer is three sentences into his lecture when he suddenly collapses. His death is pronounced as being from a heart attack, but Dr Davie isn’t so sure . . . With plenty of suspects, our amateur sleuth Dr Davie will need all his wits about him to solve this mystery.
BOOK 2: MY FOE OUTSTRETCH’D BENEATH THE TREE
Morris Brent has it all: good looks, a beautiful mistress, and a membership at the exclusive Chesterfield Club in London. Then one morning, fellow club-member and amateur sleuth Dr Davie stumbles across Brent lying face down beneath a tree in the well-kept, members-only garden. Beaten and suffocated. Davie’s investigation leads him from the club to a women’s college and finally to the opening night at the opera where Davie is about to witness the performance of a lifetime . . .
BOOK 3: ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Dark dealings are afoot at Bexminster Electronics. Company secretary Robert Coppleston discovers secrets are being leaked to their Japanese rivals. But by whom? Then a body is discovered in a hedge in Combe Court. The victim has a large bruise on the side of his neck, the contents of his pockets scattered around him. A second body is found with bruising to the neck. The town thinks it has a killer in its midst. It’s time for Dr Davie to begin his investigations, even if it means putting his own life on the line.
BOOK 4: NO CASE FOR THE POLICE
Dr Davie arrives in his hometown of Tidwell St Peter’s for the funeral of his childhood friend Robert Cassillis. As Robert’s literary executor, Davie wastes no time going through Robert’s voluminous papers after the funeral, and makes a shocking discovery. One of Robert’s journals contains notes on the recent death of Adam Merrick, who drowned in a quarry. The police believe his death was a tragic accident, but Robert thought otherwise . . . Robert’s widow implores Davie to destroy the journal. But Davie wants to find out what really happened.
YOU GET ALL FOUR OF THE ABOVE BOOKS IN THIS EDITION. DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS SERIES OF CHARMING MURDER MYSTERIES FEATURING THE ELDERLY DON-DETECTIVE, DR DAVIE.
Fans of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Anthony Horowitz, Dorothy L. Sayers and Faith Martin will be charmed by this series of absorbing classic murder mysteries.
ALSO BY V.C. CLINTON-BADDELEY
THE CAMBRIDGE CLASSIC MURDER MYSTERIES
Book 1: DEATH’S BRIGHT DART
Book 2: MY FOE OUTSTRETCH’D BENEATH THE TREE
Book 3: ONLY A MATTER OF TIME
Book 4: NO CASE FOR THE POLICE
Book 5: TO STUDY A LONG SILENCE