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Norman Berrow


It all began so simply. Philip Lacy, after ten years of roaming the world and seeing its wonders, decided it was time to return home to Exeter. To settle down a bit and maybe marry the young Mary Colebrooke, a girl he’d left behind so long ago. But murder accompanies him on the train, and follows him to the country estate of Sir Julius Rutter and his menagerie of relatives, servants and friends. At the same time, menacing notes from a fiend known only as “The Black” start appearing and before long the bodies begin to pile up. Even when the police are called and camp out at the mansion, the Black seems to be able to do what he wants with the frightened houseguests. But everyone has an alibi. No one can be guilty! It’s a situation that only Norman Berrow could unravel. $18


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