The twelfth title in the Inspector Pel Mystery series, this is a story of Pel’s beloved Burgundy as the Promised Land. Fires are breaking out all over the province, from small houses to woodland and when a local farmer’s flock of sheep is poisoned, a tray of valuable rings stolen from a local jewellers, and the body of a woman is found, Inspector Pel has his work cut out in this exhilarating murder mystery.
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John Harris, who also wrote under the pen names of Mark Hebden and Max Hennessy was born in 1916. He authored the best-selling The Sea Shall Not Have Them. He was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher. During the Second World War he served with two air forces and two navies. After turning to full-time writing, Harris wrote adventure stories and created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky fictional character Chief Inspector Pel. A master of war and crime fiction, his enduring novels are versatile and entertaining.From Publishers Weekly:
The French atmosphere is as thick as Brie as land speculators threaten the previously untouched province of Burgundy in Hebden's 16th mystery to feature the long-suffering Chief Inspector Pel ( Pel and the Party Spirit , et al.). A rash of arsons, primarily on restricted waterfront property that can then be reclassified for development, sparks Pel's usual blotter of sheep poisonings and smugglings. A Scotland Yard colleague warns him of Welsh bully boys who left behind shifty English land deals for sunny France, and of Carmen Vlaxi, an expatriate Spanish gangster. The murder of the Welsh wife of an impoverished baron draws Pel to the heart of the historic area being torched and into the middle of a wonderfully addled family. Dashing officer Brochard's investigation of another case and his romance with a smuggler's daughter provide vital clues in Pel's paper chase of bureaucratic fiddling that finally leads to the surprise killer. This tale of dour Pel and his merry men, somewhat lacking Hebden's usual seamless flow, was among his last works; he died in 1991.
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