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They Walk in Darkness

By Gerald Verner

Horrifying events in the village of Fendyke St Mary left lambs with their throats cut.

This was followed by the disappearance and murder of six young children – all with their throats cut.

Then the bodies of two men and two women were found in Witch’s House, a derelict cottage – all poisoned. Yet strangely, the murder had occurred whilst the cottage was surrounded by snow; and after locking the door, the murderer had escaped leaving no tracks.

Detective Peter Chard is called in to help solve these gruesome, puzzling murders…

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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