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A Smell of Smoke By Miles Burton
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Hardcover. A distinctive smell of smoke presages a series of murders in the village of Lamsford, and it proves a puzzling case for Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion. ‘Miles Burton’ was... More > one of the two famous pseudonyms used by Major Cecil John Charles Street (1884-1965), who also wrote under the name ‘John Rhode.’ The Miles Burton novels feature freelance sleuth Desmond Merrion, who collaborates on cases with Scotland Yard’s Inspector Henry Arnold.< Less
A Smell of Smoke tpb By Miles Burton
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Trade paperback. A distinctive smell of smoke presages a series of murders in the village of Lamsford, and it proves a puzzling case for Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion. ‘Miles... More > Burton’ was one of the two famous pseudonyms used by Major Cecil John Charles Street (1884-1965), who also wrote under the name ‘John Rhode.’ The Miles Burton novels feature freelance sleuth Desmond Merrion, who collaborates on cases with Scotland Yard’s Inspector Henry Arnold.< Less
Death Leaves No Card By Miles Burton
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Hardcover. WHEN DEATH PAYS A CALL he generally leaves a card behind ...  even if it sometimes takes a pathologist to find it. But on the morning that he visited the bathroom at Forstal... More > Farm, he did it incognito. It took a man with a crowbar to break down the bathroom door, and there on the floor was Basil Maplewood, naked, with one foot still hanging over the edge of the bath. Basil was only twenty-one, and in the very pink of health, but the post-mortem didn’t help much ... no violence, no sign of poison. Here is a mystery in a thousand, and one that almost — but not quite — threw dust in the eyes of Inspector Arnold and his colleagues.< Less
Death Leaves No Card TPB By Miles Burton
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Trade paperback. WHEN DEATH PAYS A CALL he generally leaves a card behind ...  even if it sometimes takes a pathologist to find it. But on the morning that he visited the bathroom at... More > Forstal Farm, he did it incognito. It took a man with a crowbar to break down the bathroom door, and there on the floor was Basil Maplewood, naked, with one foot still hanging over the edge of the bath. Basil was only twenty-one, and in the very pink of health, but the post-mortem didn’t help much ... no violence, no sign of poison. Here is a mystery in a thousand, and one that almost — but not quite — threw dust in the eyes of Inspector Arnold and his colleagues.< Less
Situation Vacant TPB By Miles Burton
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Trade paperback. Mr. Green was seriously put out when his daughter Iris never returned from Mrs. Whyttington’s where she did part-time secretarial work. Who was to get his tea? But Iris would... More > never get him a meal again, nor give reluctant help behind the counter in her father’s chemists shop, for Iris was dead. Her body is found floating in a sluice not far from her employer’s house. “Accidental death” is the official verdict at the inquest. But when three months later Iris’s successor as secretary to Mrs. Whyttington is found dead in most suspicious circumstances, and once again the situation becomes vacant, things begin to take on rather a different complexion and Scotland Yard is called in. It needs all Inspector Arnold’s talent for patient, plodding inquiry, assisted by the lively imagination and brilliant powers of deduction of his friend Desmond Merrion, to solve a mystery that must surely be one of the most ingenious that Miles Burton has ever evolved.< Less
Death Paints a Picture TPB By Miles Burton
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After the corpse of George Hawken had been found on the rocks near his Cornish home the coroner’s jury brought in an open verdict. Hawken had been a respected but financially unsuccessful... More > artist whose death benefitted no one except one of his nephews, who inherited a modest cottage. Yet that nephew had mysteriously disappeared. There was no doubt about the death of Hawken’s brother, Sir Matthew, which followed not long afterwards; five grains of potassium cyanide had killed him instantly. Inspector Arnold and his friend Desmond Merrion were faced with a paradox: those who had had an opportunity to commit both crimes had no motive; no one with a motive had had the opportunity. 'Death Paints a Picture' was first published in England in 1960, and was the last mystery novel published under the Miles Burton pen-name.< Less
Situation Vacant By Miles Burton
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Hardcover. Mr. Green was seriously put out when his daughter Iris never returned from Mrs. Whyttington’s where she did part-time secretarial work. Who was to get his tea? But Iris would never... More > get him a meal again, nor give reluctant help behind the counter in her father’s chemists shop, for Iris was dead. Her body is found floating in a sluice not far from her employer’s house. “Accidental death” is the official verdict at the inquest. But when three months later Iris’s successor as secretary to Mrs. Whyttington is found dead in most suspicious circumstances, and once again the situation becomes vacant, things begin to take on rather a different complexion and Scotland Yard is called in. It needs all Inspector Arnold’s talent for patient, plodding inquiry, assisted by the lively imagination and brilliant powers of deduction of his friend Desmond Merrion, to solve a mystery that must surely be one of the most ingenious that Miles Burton has ever evolved.< Less
Death Paints a Picture By Miles Burton
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Hardcover. After the corpse of George Hawken had been found on the rocks near his Cornish home the coroner’s jury brought in an open verdict. Hawken had been a respected but financially... More > unsuccessful artist whose death benefitted no one except one of his nephews, who inherited a modest cottage. Yet that nephew had mysteriously disappeared. There was no doubt about the death of Hawken’s brother, Sir Matthew, which followed not long afterwards; five grains of potassium cyanide had killed him instantly. Inspector Arnold and his friend Desmond Merrion were faced with a paradox: those who had had an opportunity to commit both crimes had no motive; no one with a motive had had the opportunity. 'Death Paints a Picture' was first published in England in 1960, and was the last mystery novel published under the Miles Burton pen-name.< Less

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