The Man of Death
by Arthur Gask
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins 1949
Number of pages: 299
In the lonely hours upon an unfrequented part of the Norfolk coast a retired Cambridge professor is living by himself. Gradually he becomes aware that his house, which is built on the site of an old church, is being watched. For help he turns to Gilbert Larose!
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by Arthur Gask - The Courier Mail
They were the last words Eli Barton ever spoke. There was a sudden flash of fire from behind the small car -- the loud crack of a revolver fired at close range, and the great cattle king dropped lifeless upon the sands with a bullet in his brain ...
by Arthur Gask - The Advertiser
I had seen the wretch I was following participate in a brutal murder, and every instinct of good citizenship in me was insisting that he should not get away unpunished... Perhaps we waited 30 seconds face to face. His lips had closed tight together.
by Arthur Gask - Herbert Jenkins Ltd.
The man was shot just before half-past ten, and the gardener heard the rifle fired and called out to someone he saw running in the direction of the Priory! Then just after half-past ten, the butler heard the front door of the Priory being shut ...
by Arthur Gask - H. Jenkins Ltd.
My life is so many, many times forfeit to the State that were my hideous secret to become known, even now, after all these years, infuriated crowds would gather at my gate and I should be torn limb from limb without the slightest hope of mercy ...