Travers looked down at the face. On the collar was a red patch and a long streak. Across the throat was a gash.
Two rival London newspaper tycoons are at daggers drawn. But when Sir William Griffith’s corpse turns up in a hamper, his throat cut from ear to ear, the enmity appears to turned deadly. Or is it instead a case of domestic terrorism? Superintendent Wharton of the Yard brings Ludovic Travers into the case and together they investigate a gallery of additional suspects: explorer Tim Griffiths; Sir William’s financial secretary, Bland, and his wife; local vicar Reverend Cross; an archetypally sinister butler ... and an intrusive crime reporter, who always seems to find himself in the thick of a crime scene. Wharton and Travers come to believe they have identified their murderer – but how can they break a cast-iron alibi?
Cut Throat was originally published in 1932. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
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Christopher Bush was born Charlie Christmas Bush in Norfolk in 1885. His father was a farm labourer and his mother a milliner. In the early years of his childhood he lived with his aunt and uncle in London before returning to Norfolk aged seven, later winning a scholarship to Thetford Grammar School.
As an adult, Bush worked as a schoolmaster for 27 years, pausing only to fight in World War One, until retiring aged 46 in 1931 to be a full-time novelist. His first novel featuring the eccentric Ludovic Travers was published in 1926, and was followed by 62 additional Travers mysteries. These are all to be republished by Dean Street Press.
Christopher Bush fought again in World War Two, and was elected a member of the prestigious Detection Club. He died in 1973.
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Book Description Howard Baker, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. reprint of the 1932 edition. the jacket is shelf rubbed and a little edge worn and marked. a few small nicks, but the jacket presents very well in cellophane.not price clipped. the book has a previous owner's signature and the binding is excellent, square and tight. Bookseller Inventory # oieq