Least of Evils

Product Number: EB00736949
Released: Sep 27, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781780102221
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Description

The Northumberland detective makes "a memorable hero, as distinctive as Inspector Morse" in this thrilling whodunit of murder among the moneyed (Booklist). DCI Percy Peach, "a formidable opponent whose insight and persistence earn him top honors among British procedurals" has been called to the sprawling Thorley Grange estate in Brunton. Beloved philanthropist and notoriously generous local benefactor, Oliver Ketley, has been found in his Bentley, shot through the head. Also lurking on the grounds is a wounded intruder hoarding a bag full of priceless gems. And he's not saying a word. He doesn't have to. Peach doesn't think a man like Oliver would ever be taken out by anyone as common as a jewel thief. Not with his secrets (Kirkus Reviews starred review). The suspects are far more high-profile: the victim's society wife; her lover, a former member of Her Majesty's Secret Service; and a brutal and powerful gang lord. Now it's left to Peach to find the killer-by exposing the charitable victim as the disreputable fraud he was.

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Author(s): J.M. Gregson
Series: Chief Inspector Peach Series No: 16
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2012

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