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The Visitor

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21st May 2014

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A blackmailer – murdered. And the suspect in fear for her life…
Classic crime from one of the greats of the Detection Club

Margaret Ross knew she had to pay off the blackmailer, Samson, or else her beloved son would go to jail for forgery.

The next night she rang the bell at Samson’s sinister house on Margate Street. There was no answer. Slowly she entered the house and went up the stairs. Samson was waiting at his desk – murdered. She found the incriminating letters and the cheque and escaped with them. But she had been seen.

The dangers gather like wasps around Margaret and it takes all of Detective Arthur Crook’s genius to get to her in time.

‘Amusing and zestful, with an unexpected and exciting climax’ Daily Telegraph

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Amusing and zestful, with an unexpected and exciting climax
Unquestionably a most intelligent author. Gifts of ingenuity, style and character drawing
Ingenious plot leavened with sly humour
Fast, light, likeable
If there is one author whose books need to be widely available, it is Gilbert
No author is more skilled at making a good story seem brilliant
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