The Man From Scotland Yard(1932)
(Mr Simpson Finds a Body)
(The third book in the Evan Pinkerton Mystery series)
A novel by David Frome
Inspector Bull of Scotland Yard receives an anonymous note stating that a mother and three little ones are buried in a backyard. Upon digging up fresh earth, the inspector finds a box with mother cat and three of her kittens entombed. As the story progresses, Bull returns to the original digging site only to discover the body of an elderly woman below where the cats were buried. Bull enlists the aid of his former landlord after a body is discovered in the supposedly vacant house of Mr. Arthurington. Mr. Pinkerton is unofficially enlisted to assist the C.I.D. inspector to assist in the investigation. Inspector Bull is baffled by the fact that several of the principles appear to have the means, motive, and opportunity. As is the usual case, it is Pinkerton, the mild and timid Welshman who sees through the red herrings that provide the clues that help to identify the diabolical villain.
Used availability for David Frome's The Man From Scotland Yard
1943 : Paperback