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The Highgate Mystery

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Suffering from a terminal heart condition, the penniless John Fergus is concerned for his family's welfare. How will his wife and daughter earn their living after his imminent death? His saviour appears to come in the shape of an old old schoolfriend, the rich businessman Sir Everard Oakes, who offers to settle a fortune on Fergus's family. But there is a terrible price to pay. For in return for his help, Fergus will be required to help Oakes to get rid of notorious blackmailer, Samuel Randall - by murdering him in cold blood.

Against his better nature, Fergus agrees. But when fate deals Fergus an unexpected hand, both men are in danger of exposure and arrest - and Fergus and Oakes must work together to ensure that the 'Highgate Mystery' is never solved...

Originally published in 1929, this is a gripping thriller from the golden age of crime fiction.

Genre: Mystery

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