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A cliff-top house, a body on the beach, a man who suspects his best friend…

Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

When Doctor Terence Ambrose visits Gervase Blount at Four Corners he notices the body of a man low down on a cliff near the house. His enquiries into the man’s death point suspicion at several people, particularly his old friend from Balliol Gervase Blount himself.

As he delves into the past a complicated web of intrigue is slowly exposed…


Anthony Gilbert shared with other successful crime writers a combination of writing talent and clever plotting skills necessary to make it in detective fiction's Golden Age ... Along with Agatha Christie [he] had a talent to deceive
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing