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Betrayed by Death

By Roderic Jeffries

The chase accelerates tensely-but will inspector fusil find the killer before another child is murdered? 

Crime is mounting in Inspector Fusil’s manor-bank robberies, stolen antiques, a rash of minor villainies. But how can the inspector, a father himself, give these any attention when someone is murdering little boys? In a harrowing pursuit, Fusil and his detectives slowly close in on the author of this most despicable kind of wickedness.

Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Harrow View House Preparatory School and the Department of Navigation, University of Southampton. In 1943, he joined the New Zealand Shipping Company as an apprentice and sailed to Australia and New Zealand, but later transferred to the Union Castle Company in order to visit a different part of the world. He returned to England in 1949 where he was admitted to the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn and read for the Bar at the same time as he began to write. He was called to the Bar in 1953, and after one year’s pupilage, practiced law for a few terms during which time there to write full time. His first book, a sea story for juveniles, was published in 1950.

 
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