A classic 1950s mystery from one of the best-loved and most influential classic English crime writers.
Francis Pettigrew travels to Exmoor for a holiday with his wife - an area in which as a young boy he was traumatised by coming across a dead body on the moor. In an attempt to exorcise this trauma, Pettigrew walks across the moor to the place where the incident occurred - only to find another dead body.
Moreover when he returns to the scene with the police, the body is gone. Did he really see a body - or is it an hallucination conjured up by his return to the scene of the crime that has haunted him since childhood?
In Untimely Death , Cyril Hare conjures up an intriguing puzzle whose twists and turns will keep the reader turning the pages until the final surprising resolution.
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