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Legacy of Death

(1960)
(Book 61 in the Desmond Merrion series)
A novel by

 
 
Legacy of Death, first published in 1960, was book no. 61 (and last in the series) of British mysteries by Miles Burton (a pen-name for prolific author Cecil Street [1884-1964]) featuring Inspector Henry Arnold and Desmond Merrion. The story centers on the residents of Forest House, a private nursing-convalescent home. An apparent drug overdose is later determined to be a case of murder, and another resident is discovered along a nearby railroad track with her skull bashed-in. Inspector Arnold and Desmond Merrion investigate a faint trail of clues as they search for the killer.

Genre: Mystery

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