Art dealer Oliver Cooper lives an idyllic life on Mallorca until White, a Mafia hitman, turns up demanding that he pay back a large sum of money he swindled from White's currently imprisoned boss. When Cooper disappears and his car is found abandoned, Inspector Alvarez is called in to investigate.
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Art dealer Oliver Cooper lives on the island of Mallorca until White, a Mafia hit man, turns up on the island demanding that he pay back a large sum of money he swindled from White's currently imprisoned boss. When Cooper disappears and his car is found abandoned, the tireless Inspector Alvarez is called in to investigate.
To Alvarez's surprise, Cooper's body finally turns up in his own home- and it's plain that his death is neither suicide nor accident. On the trail for suspects, Alvarez discovers that Cooper's beautiful widow is having an affair, and that the dead man's peasant neighbour also had cause to hate Cooper. So while there is no shortage of people with a motive for murder, when it transpires that Cooper's watch smashed at the time of death it seems that they have alibis. But is the evidence to be believed…?
Another delightful and witty novel featuring Roderic Jeffries' much-loved detective, the philosophical Inspector Alvarez.
PRAISE FOR RODERIC JEFFRIES:
'Death Takes Time'
"Jeffries wields a racy, complex plot, holding back a nifty terminal shock". 'Sunday Times'
"This wholly delightful book is made even more attractive by the encounters between the superb Inspector Alvarez and a gallery of ghastly British expatriates". 'Scotsman'
'Too Clever By Half'
"Roderic Jeffries' Inspector Alvarez continues to patrol his Balearic beat in his engaging and exasperated way". 'British Book News'
"Jeffries has again produced a winner, combining intricate plotting and thoroughly agreeable characters".'Booklist'
"The Mallorquin background is touched in with knowledge and affection; and Alvarez is a sympathetic and pleasant companion".'TLS'
"High marks for detection, urbanity and narrative drive".'Irish Times'About the Author:
Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Southampton’s School of Navigation. In 1943 he went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company and returned to England in 1949 where he was subsequently called to the Bar. He practised law for a short period before starting to write full time in the fifties. His books have been published in many different countries and have been adapted for film, TV and radio.
He and his wife live in Mallorca. They have two children.
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