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The Body in the Beck

By Joanna Cannan

When famous climber Francis Worthington discovers the body of a man floating in a mountain pool in the Lake District, he goes on to finish his climb before reporting it.

After the local police have examined the body, they realise they have a case of murder on their hands and call in Detective Inspector Price of Scotland Yard.

Price is convinced that Worthington has something to hide, especially when he refuses to supply an alibi…

Before Joanna Cannan tried her hand at detective fiction, her books dealt primarily with the aftermath of World War I and life in England during the Great Depression, although several of her novels did have elements of crime fiction in them. All show her keen interest in the social mores of the day and how people behave in difficult times. During the war, Cannan devoted her energies with great success to writing fiction for young readers.

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