Peter Marklin's quiet life as an antique toy trader is interrupted when he meets a Hollywood actress, whose estranged husband is found battered to death and whose lover is arrested for murder. The author also wrote "Clockwork" and "Tinplate".
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Book Description Arrow, London UK. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Steed, Neville - Die-Cast, A Peter Marklin mystery, 270 S., Taschenbuch, ARROW. When beautiful Hollywood actress Lana-Lee Claudell retires to the serenity of the Dorset countryside, Peter Marklin is naturally delighted to make her acquaintance. But when her estranged husband is found battered to death, and her lover Adam Longhurst is arrested for murder, Marklin finds his quiet life of antique toy trading violently interrupted . Enraged by his old sparring partner Inspector Blake of Scotland Yard, and entreated by Lana-Lee herself, Marklin reluctantly takes on the task of proving Longhurst's innocence. Gradually he uncovers a dangerous and twisted trail that extends to Hollywood and France. amongst the rich, and not so rich, he encounters a bewildering world of careless passions, guarded jalousies, blackmail and explosive emotions. . "Steed's debut Tinplate won the John Creasey Memorial Award for the best first crime novel of 1986; his second consolidates this promise" The Times. Bookseller Inventory # 002007