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The Angel

By Gerald Verner

Angela Kesson leads a luxury lifestyle in London, but has a treacherous source of income…

Angela makes her money by ensnaring men of undesirable reputation with her striking good looks and robbing them of their valuables while they sleep.

She is the unsuspecting thief, dubbed “The Angel” for her beauty, until now.

Detective-Inspector Jimmy Holland has had his eye on “The Angel” for a long time and when one of her burglaries goes wrong and the unsavoury man she was last seen with is found brutally murdered in his home, Holland believes he has caught the spider in her own web.

Except, Angela Kesson is innocent-of this crime at least.

And the real killer is out there, looking for a critical item Angela found in the man’s home the night of the murder.

In investigating the murder, Holland finds that things are not what they seem.

Is “The Angel” tangling him up in new lies, or is there somebody else spinning the web?

The Angel is a chilling mystery filled with twists and turns.


Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays. Verner also wrote forty-four Sexton Blake tales.


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