The third of the Thadeus Burke series continues the antics of the aristocratic Lloyd’s insurance broker and his sister Dr Freddie, together with Inspector Johnny Jackson of Scotland Yard. It is now the spring of 1927 and our hero, assisted by his loyal staff, divide their time between London and Cambridge. A wealthy racehorse owner spinster is murdered at her house in Newmarket and we follow the unravelling of this mystery, interwoven with passionate affairs involving the prime suspect and our hero and his sister. Entwined within this tale, there are bodies at Brooklands’ motor races and at horseraces, on the golf course, at the theatre and by the seaside, in addition to the now customary shenanigans at Lloyd’s of London. All these minor interruptions are speedily resolved by Thadeus, between his flying lessons. More great fun in Britain’s last elegant decade, the 1920s.
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