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The Green Frontier

(Focus on Crime)
(A book in the Simon Kenworthy series)
A novel by

An eminent Lutheran pastor comes to England to take part in an investigative TV documentary called Crucible and is caught shop-lifting in the West End. He tries to demand that his case be handled by Superintendent Kenworthy, but Kenworthy has retired and it is decided not to bother him - until Pastor Pagendarm is found murdered on the edge of a Hertfordshire wood. Kenworthy is puzzled, until a meeting with the pastor's widow brings back memories of his days in wartime Intelligence.

But this is not a spy story, nor does it repeat the usual cliches about Nazi Germany. It is a patient and sensitive search for the long tap-roots of evil. The scenes in the ruins of immediate post-war Berlin are among the most atmospheric that John Buxton Hilton wrote and, as expected with this author, there are characters to remember: the foolish, honourable British brigadier, his shrewd and down-to-earth servant - and the charming, intelligent, ruthlessly amoral Anna-Maria.

In the tense denouement, Kenworthy uses the shooting script of Crucible to break the case, and after all the surprises there is another one still to come . . .

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

January 1982 : UK Hardback

Title: The Green Frontier (The diamond jubilee collection)
Author(s): John Buxton Hilton
ISBN: 0-00-231029-5 / 978-0-00-231029-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 1982 : USA Hardback

Title: The Green Frontier
Author(s): John Buxton Hilton
ISBN: 0-312-35006-6 / 978-0-312-35006-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Green Frontier (Simon Kenworthy)
Author(s): John Buxton Hilton
ISBN: 1-4472-2918-5 / 978-1-4472-2918-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bello
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June 1993 : USA Paperback

Title: Focus on Crime (Inspector Kenworthy)
Author(s): John Buxton Hilton
ISBN: 1-55773-907-2 / 978-1-55773-907-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition

Title: The Green Frontier (Simon Kenworthy Book 8)
Author(s): John Buxton Hilton
Publisher: Bello
Availability: Amazon UK   

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