For Professor Ungley, death isn't half as inconvenient as losing his toupee
An unpleasant man in every respect, university professor Herbert Ungley is exceedingly vain. One morning, his landlady catches her cat coming in with Ungley's hairpiece between its teeth. It's clear something has happened to the old grouch, because he would never be caught without his toupee.
Ungley is found in the yard behind his social club, with his head bashed in and his baldness plain for the world to see. Although the police are content to call it an accident, sleuthing horticulturalist Peter Shandy is unconvinced, and finds there are too many unanswered questions. How did Ungley come to have such a bulging bank account? Who was Ungley's long-lost heir, and what did he have to do with the professor's lost hair? And whose is the second body in the woods? Shandy must answer these questions and more if he's to find who pulled the rug out from the balding corpse.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Collins, London., 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. A very good first edition hardback in the Crime Club series, tanning to the page edges, with an unclipped wrapper., slight rubs. Bookseller Inventory # 000457
Book Description Apr 05, 1984. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-library book, usual markings. Hardback with dust cover. Clean copy, sound binding. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Bookseller Inventory # P06_4773_BD_08/15
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1984. Book Condition: Fine. Collins Crime Club. Light wear to boards. Content pages are well age toned throughout. Main body of book a little loose from pastedowns but no cracks. Good+ loose fitting DJ. Ex Library with stamps/labels, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9993144015
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2583592240