“I am in great danger … I know that murder is going to be the reward for my uncomplaining loyalty.”

This letter containing heartfelt and urgent pleas for help is received by three very eminent citizens of Flaxborough, including the Chief Constable himself. So when one of the town’s most tireless charity workers, Mrs Henrietta Palgrove, is found the wrong way up in her garden pond, a connection seems likely.

Yet Detective Inspector Purbright finds the case does not quite add up and it takes the acute wits of his old friend, the ever-charming Miss Lucilla Teatime, as well as the more unwitting help of Mortimer Hive, indifferent private investigator and accomplished ladies’ man, to tease out the real murderer.

Witty and a little wicked, Colin Watson’s tales offer a mordantly entertaining cast of characters and laugh-out-loud wordplay.

Author

Colin Watson

Colin Watson was educated at the Whitgift School in South Croydon, London. During his career as a journalist he worked in London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, where he was a leader-writer for Kemsley Newspapers.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Flaxborough Chronicles

Book Number:
11
1980
Book Number:
5
2018
Book Number:
4
1967, 2018
Book Number:
4
1967, 2018
Book Number:
3
2018
Book Number:
2
2018
Book Number:
1
2018
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ISBN
B07B9RK4S6
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Book Number (in series)
5
Review Charity Ends At Home, Colin Watson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

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