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by Rupert Penny


 Murder comes slowly to prep school Anstey Court, but when a young student is poisoned by candy, Chief-Inspector Edward Beale and his sidekick, Tony Purdon, are on hand to investigate. They learn about life and sports at the school, where undercurrents from long ago run deep and mysterious. Who would want to murder an innocent young schoolboy? And is there more of the cyanide hidden around the schoolgrounds, waiting for its next victim? Beale and Purdon are in a race to find the killer before he strikes again. Ramble House continues to publish the works of Rupert Penny (pseudonym of Ernest Basil Charles Thornett, 1909-1970) and 1940ís SWEET POISON is one of the best.


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