A double murder and the début of Sir Clinton Driffield.
By J. J. Connington First published: UK, Hodder & Stoughton, 1942; US, Little & Brown, 1942 After our foray into decadence with Lynn Brock, we return to the sober, straightforward detective story – where the victim is eaten by an African big cat, somewhere in the Home Counties. White cocks are beheaded (apparently in a Voodoo … Continue reading No Past is Dead (J.J. Connington)
By J. J. Connington First published: UK, Hodder & Stoughton, 1941; US, Little Brown, 1941 Blurb (UK) The Constable was content to call it a suicide pact. All the obvious facts were in favour of this solution. The bodies of John Barrett and Mrs. Callis were discovered in a lovers’ nook among some bracken. Beside them … Continue reading The 21 Clues (J.J. Connington)
By J. J. Connington First published: UK, Hodder & Stoughton, 1940; US, Little Brown, 1940 Blurb (UK) They liked J. J. Connington’s “new line in detectives” and now Mark Brand (The Counsellor), having emerged with flying colours from the Treverton case, tackles Case 2. A highly ingenious and complex business, but the author’s hand is definitely … Continue reading The Four Defences (J.J. Connington)