The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake

The Beast Must Die

Nigel Strangeways #4

Nicholas Blake

fiction crime mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

260 pages | first published 1938


Frank Cairnes, a popular detective writer who now embarks on a real-life crime of his own, determined to hunt down the runaway motorist who killed his small son Martin.
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