Greenwood has a sixth treat in store for readers who discovered British Detective Inspector Mosley in Murder, Mr. Mosley et seq. Stolid, enraging his superiors by going any way but by the book (as ordered), Mosley intrudes into unassigned cases in Bagshawe Broome. At Dickie Holgate's stand in the market place, the detective spots what may be stolen wares. This is the impetus to search the home of recently deceased nonagenarian Henry Burgess, where signs of squatters broaden Mosley's investigation into the abduction of the adolescent daughter of the town's loan shark and other crimes. Refusing orders from his chief to mind his own business and leave the important work to experts, the lone paladin triumphs again. Tying the cases together, Mosley rounds up the miscreants in this funny, intricate and wholly enjoyable story. (February 15)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1988 Release date: 03/01/1988 Genre: Fiction
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