With a Bare Bodkin

Francis Pettigrew #2

Cyril Hare

fiction Crime Mystery
informative mysterious medium-paced

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In the Second World War the Blitz forces the evacuation of Government offices from London. Francis Pettigrew goes with his ministry to Marsett Bay by the sea, where the civil servants must make the best of their lodgings. A lighthearted game of 'plan the perfect murder' starts, with Pettigrew aloof from the silliness - until a real murder happens.

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