Death Holds the Key

Alexander Thorpe

Step back in time to the late 1920s and immerse yourself in the twists and turns of a seemingly impossible murder case in Alexander Thorpe’s latest cosy crime novel.When a widely despised landholder is found dead with a bullet in his chest in a locked room, rookie Detective Hartley must seek help from a mysterious wanderer to solve the case. Featuring the mendicant monk from Thorpe’s previous novel, Death Leaves the Station, readers will be drawn into a small. rural town, navigating the strained sensibilities and dark secrets of the past. Settle in with a cuppa and get ready for a thrilling ride to a shocking and satisfying conclusion in the true tradition of parlour-room reveals.

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cosy crime

Alexander Thorpe

Alexander Thorpe is the author of the itinerant mendicant novels, Death Leaves the Station and Death Holds the Key. He grew up in and lives in Boorloo / Perth, Western Australia.

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