The Hanging Captain (1932)
captain’s death is believed to be a suicide (possibly due to impotence,
desire to frame his wife’s lover, or financial difficulties) until a
Priestleyish guest proves murder, much to the horror of the Chief
who wishes to hush it all up. There are
only two suspects, who, of course, each need a detective to follow
an interesting technique that, dividing the reader’s sympathies between
cocky and impetuous Lott and the unimaginatively logical Dawle, focuses
interest on the detection without the need for any silly most unlikely
culprit. Despite the central plateau
where Lott checks the High Sheriff’s theatrical
Why doesn’t Lott consider that the Braston tyremark could have been left before the night of the crime?
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