Murder at the Chase
by Eric Brown

Crime writer sleuth Donald Langham is faced with the classic locked-room conundrum in this engaging historical mystery

July, 1955. Donald Langham has interrupted his romantic break in rural Suffolk with the delectable Maria Dupre to assist a fellow writer. Alastair Endicott has requested Langham’s help in discovering what’s happened to his father, Edward, who seems to have disappeared without trace from inside his locked study.

Before he vanished, the elder Endicott had been researching a book on the notorious Satanist Vivian Stafford. Could the proposed biography have something to do with his disappearance? Does local resident Stafford really possess supernatural powers, as some believe?

As Langham and Dupre question those around them, it becomes clear that there have been strange goings-on in the sleepy village of Humble Barton. But is the village really haunted – or does someone merely want it to look that way? With a further shocking discovery, the case takes a disturbing new twist.

Reviews

“Brown’s charming English locked-room mystery features a well-crafted and exciting plot and two attractive protagonists. For readers who enjoy classic Golden Age mysteries.”

Library Journal

Eric Brown

Two times winner of the British Science Fiction Award, Eric Brown is the author of thirty science fiction novels and numerous short story collections. He writes a monthly review column for the Guardian. He has written five previous Langham & Dupré mysteries, Murder by the Book, Murder at the Chase, Murder at the Loch, Murder Take Three and Murder Takes a Turn. Born in Haworth, West Yorkshire, he now lives near Dunbar in Scotland.

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Editions

Murder at the Chase by Eric Brown is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788425129th August 2014145 X 225mm224£20.99
Hardback978072788425129th August 2014145 X 225mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801057721st December 2014N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801057721st December 2014N/A224£8.99
Paperback978184751533927th February 2015140 X 215mm224£12.99
Paperback978184751533927th February 2015140 X 215mm224£12.99
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