The contents of the letter have been particular: ‘The association For Social Equality wishes cash to assist it struggle for justice for the underprivileged. We’ll set a small fireplace to turn out we’re in enterprise, after which the cost is one million kilos. Pay up quick or the fires get higher, and after every one the invoice doubles.’
At first there has been doubt that the risk was once actual, yet then the fires begun and it used to be transparent that Fortrow was once being held to ransom. The police labored as difficult as they can yet made no growth and public alarm grew. Even Detective Inspector Fusil’s superiors started to doubt that he can be left, as he demanded, to head on desperately attempting to determine the arsonist who may perhaps at any time precipitate an appalling tragedy...
Praise for Roderic Jeffries
'Jeffries’ clean twists and ideal characterisations make any novel by means of him an exhilarating examining experience.’ — San Francisco Chronicle
‘Roderic Jeffries verified a truly excessive acceptance for himself within the box of the criminal mystery with convey No. 13 and lifeless opposed to the attorneys. once more he has used a bit recognized quirk of the legislations, and woven around it a captivating tale of sizeable intricacy.' - Maurice Richardson, The Observer
‘…a stubbornly beautiful, plausible hero and a neat ironic twist on the close.’ – Kirkus Reviews
Roderic Jeffries used to be born in London in 1926 and was once proficient at Harrow View apartment Preparatory university and the dep. of Navigation, collage of Southampton. In 1943, he joined the hot Zealand delivery corporation as an apprentice and sailed to Australia and New Zealand, yet later transferred to the Union fortress corporation with a view to stopover at a distinct a part of the area. He again to England in 1949 the place he was once admitted to the Honourable Society of Gray's hotel and skim for the Bar whilst he started to write. He used to be known as to the Bar in 1953, and after one year's pupilage, practiced legislation for a number of phrases within which time there to put in writing complete time. His first booklet, a sea tale for juveniles, used to be released in 1950.