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He braced his shoulders against the back of James Geddy's swivel chair and stretched out his arms luxuriously. It was the same chair that he was found in the next morning, though now pinned in a stiff, ungainly pose of violent death ...The setting is a barristers' chambers in Temple, London. And the barristers, their clerks, their pupils and their instructing solicitors all form part of the cast of suspects for a very bloody murder ...
Michael Underwood (the pseudonym of John Michael Evelyn) was born in Worthing, Sussex and educated at Christ Church College, Oxford. He was called to the Bar in 1939 and served in the British army during World War Two. He returned to work in the Department of Public Prosecutions until his retirement in 1976, and wrote almost 50 crime novels informed by his career in the law. His five series characters include Sergeant Nick Atwell and lawyer Rosa Epton, of whom it was said by the Washington Post that she 'outdoes Perry Mason'.
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