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Tragedy at Law

(The first book in the Francis Pettigrew series)
A novel by

Judge William Barber's tour of the Southern Circuit starts off as normally as wartime England will permit. But as a strange series of incidents occurs, Francis Pettigrew and Inspector Mallet puzzle over whether these are nasty practical jokes, or is someone trying to murder the Judge?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Acknowledged by many lawyers to be the classic detective story with a legal background." - Henry Cecil

"Outstanding among portraits of legal life in crime fiction." - Julian Symons

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