The Body on the Beam

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781471910494

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Suicide – or murder? The tiniest clue holds the answer.
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

When Florence Penny’s body is found hanging from a beam in the bedsit she has been renting, it looks to Inspector Field like a case of suicide. Soon, though, he realises murder is the motive, and the discovery of a single pink bead among the disordered bedclothes leads him to prime suspect Charles Hobart.

It’s now up to Scott Egerton, Hobart’s prospective brother-in-law, and an astute private inquiry agent named Gordon to establish Hobart’s innocence . . .

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No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
A delight from start to finish ... The plotting is mesmerizing, the characters are outrageous, the suspense is relentless and the ending is killer. You're sure to be stunned by one or more twists in the gasp inducing finale
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Fast, light, likeable
Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
Well-plotted, fast-moving - brilliant
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Anthony Gilbert's novels show the unsensational type of detective story at its best