FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BEAST MUST DIE - NOW A BRITBOX SERIES
Fergus O'Brien, a legendary World War One flying ace with several skeletons hidden in his closet, receives a series of mocking letters predicting that he will be murdered on Boxing Day.
Undaunted, O'Brien throws a Christmas party, inviting everyone who could be suspected of making the threats, along with private detective Nigel Strangeways. But despite Nigel's presence, the former pilot is found dead, just as predicted, and Nigel is left to aid the local police in their investigation while trying to ignore his growing attraction to one of the other guests - and suspects - explorer Georgina Cavendish.
A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery - the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.
It has all the virtues of culture, intelligence and sensibility that the most exacting connoisseur could ask of detective fiction
A master of detective fiction
The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction