Nicholas Blake The Beast Must Die

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The Beast Must Die

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One of the Observer's 1,000 novels everyone must read, The Beast Must Die is a darkly compelling psychological novel in which a crime writer plans to commit the perfect murder.
 
Respected crime writer Frank Cairns plots the perfect murder -- a murder that he himself will commit.
 
Cairns intends to murder the hit-and-run driver who killed his young son, but when his intended victim is found dead and Cairns becomes the prime suspect, the author insists that he has been framed. An old friend of Cairns calls in private detective Nigel Strangeways, who must unravel a fiendishly plotted mystery if he is to discover what really happened to George Rattery.
 
The Beast Must Die is one of Nicholas Blake's most acclaimed novels and was picked by the Observer as one of the 1,000 novels everyone must read.

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NICHOLAS BLAKE was the pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who was born in County Laois, Ireland in 1904. After his mother died in 1906, he was brought up in London by his father, spending summer holidays with relatives in Wexford. He was educated at Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1927. Blake initially worked as a teacher to supplement his income from his poetry writing and he published his first Nigel Strangeways novel, A Question of Proof, in 1935. Blake went on to write a further nineteen crime novels, all but four of which featured Nigel Strangeways, as well as numerous poetry collections and translations. During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which he used as the basis for the Ministry of Morale in Minute for Murder, and after the war he joined the publishers Chatto & Windus as an editor and director. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968 and died in 1972 at the home of his friend, the writer Kingsley Amis.

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"A fiendishly baffling murder" * Observer * "Ingenious" -- P.D. James "An engaging yarn" * Guardian * "The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction" -- Elizabeth Bowen "His plots are ingenious" * Times Literary Supplement *

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