Annotations for Man With a Load of Mischief


Baker & Taylor
Inspector Richard Jury and Melrose Plant uncover dark secrets from the past when they investigate the deaths of two strangers at two different English inns in Long Piddleton where the village's most distinguished citizens become the prime suspects. Reprint.

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Penguin Putnam

At the Man with a Load of Mischief, they found the dead body stuck in a keg of beer. At the Jack and Hammer, another body was stuck out on the beam of the pub's sign, replacing the mechanical man who kept the time. Two pubs. Two murders. One Scotland Yard inspector called in to help. Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jury arrives in Long Piddleton and finds everyone in the postcard village looking outside of town for the killer. Except for one Melrose Plant. A keen observer of human nature, he points Jury in the right direction: into the darkest parts of his neighbors' hearts…



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