The Chessman
by Dolores Gordon Smith

The message consisted of one neatly typewritten line: I am killing you slowly. You are going to die. The Chessman.

Isabelle Stanton and Sue Castradon always arranged the flowers in the village church on Fridays. But Sue was glad to escape the church that morning. She had rowed over breakfast with her husband Ned, who bitterly resented her association – however fleeting – with the handsome Simon Vardon. Sue didn’t think things could get worse – until she opened the cupboard…

When a mutilated corpse is discovered in the sleepy village of Croxton Ferriers, Jack Haldean finds an odd clue at the scene of the crime: a black marble chess knight with crystal eyes. Is murder just a game? It could be – to a killer who calls himself The Chessman.

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“Fans of Golden Age grande dames Christie, Allingham, and Sayers will delight in this quintessentially British murder mystery, set in 1920s England”

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Dolores Gordon Smith

Dolores Gordon-Smith lives in Greater Manchester and is married, with five daughters and assorted dogs and cats. She is the author of ten previous Jack Haldean mysteries.

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The Chessman by Dolores Gordon Smith is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788541831st August 2015141 X 222mm240£20.99
Paperback978184751643529th April 2016137 X 216mm240£12.99
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