A crime thriller novel with mystery, action and adventure. Has famous British author Temple Wilde chosen to disappear on a sentimental journey to Australia where he grew up, or is he really missing? Peter Fleck, private eye, already has an assignment, investigating the death of old Willie Ansbacher, who used to publish a girlie magazine, Coy Company. But when he learns that Wilde, as a youngster, wrote for the magazine and that a back number is missing from the files, Fleck's hunch is that the two jobs are connected and he starts tracking the author. Jigsaw fragments emerge as Fleck delves into Wilde's past: a blond child, a poisoned cow, a chess-crazy doctor . . . and two men named Martin Van Cleeff. What is there in that missing magazine that might bear on Ansbacher's death? What has become of Wilde's first wife? As the chase takes him from Sydney to the lonely outback, to rainswept London and back again, the picture slowly grows, and so do Fleck's fears for Wilde's safety. In Richard Clapperton's enthralling story, the tension mounts as Fleck's jigsaw nears completion, and explodes in a dazzling finale of twists and surprises.
Used availability for Richard Clapperton's Sentimental Kill
April 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: Sentimental Kill (Constable crime)
Author(s): Richard Clapperton
ISBN: 0-09-461040-1 / 978-0-09-461040-8 (UK edition)