The Duke of York's Steps
satisfying on all counts. The plot deals
with the (ingenious) disposal of a financier by thoracic aneurism—an
yet convincing method. The big business
atmosphere is deftly touched in, and keeps interest throughout, with
chapter ending on a cliff-hanger. The
detection is as satisfying as The Hanging
Captain, done by the ‘human’ Inspector Poole and two amateurs (one
was set up by the murderers). The police
procedural aspects are fairly lively; Wade is obviously more
enjoyable than Crofts. The gradual
emergence of the killers amid the changing
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