Everyone knew there'd been a murder, everyone knew who the murderer was, and when this murdered committed suicide by jumping overboard -- or was he thrown overboard? -- from cargo boat Saragossa as she sailed to London from North Africa and Spanish ports, they thought 'Good riddance to bad rubbish', and everyone, the police included, dropped the case. Everyone, that is, except Carlous Deene
Leo Bruce is the "nom de plume" of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote some 125 mysteries, biographies and memoirs. He died in 1980. There are twenty-two mysteries featuring Deene, of which Academy Chicago has already published eleven. "Death at Hallows End" starts the new hardcover series. The remaining novels will be published over the next several seasons. First published in 1964, "Death at Hallows End"--like all Carolus Deene novels--appears in the U.S. for the first time under an American imprint.