Spine/covers slightly creased. Minor shelf wear.
"Sir John Appleby, retired Chief Commissioner of Metropolitan Police, thinks Martyn Ashmore, the lord of a neighboring manor, is suffering from senile delusions. Ashmore has accused Sir John of wanting to kill him. However, afrter a large stone block falls from a roof and the two men narrowly escape death, Sir John decides to look further.
He discovers that Ashmore lives with a terrible guilt -- his cracking under Nazi torture led to the massacre of many Resistance fighters -- and with a terrible threat -- each year on the anniversary of the massacre an attempt has been made on his life.
When a murder does take place, Sir John is joined by his engaging undergraduate son Bobby in the investigation, which is set forth by Michael Innes with all his customary surprises and high spirits."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall