Lonely Magdalen: A Murder Story (Crime Classics)

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The body of a strangled prostitute on Hampstead Heath seems to present a hopeless case for detectives with a lack of evidence, several contradictory witnesses and little information. But with ingenuity and tireless patience, Inspector Poole finds out that the women was not always a low-grade prostitute but had sunk from hopeless poverty to a very different life. We learn the story behind the lonely Magdalen and why she came to grief...

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Henry Wade was the pseudonym of Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher (1887-1969). Educated at Eton and then New College, Oxford, Wade was mentioned in despatches twice during WWI, and awarded the DSO and Croix de Guerre. He was a major figure in the development of the 'golden age' of crime fiction, writing twenty novels and two collections of short stories.

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