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  • Death of an Aldermanby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    The murder of an alderman on the canal towpath of the north country town of Fellaby brings about a crisis in the lives of the men who run the place and those who tell them how to run it. The papers are filled with eulogies of the dead man, of his rags-to-riches rise to power, but Detective-Superintendent Simon Kenworthy of the Yard soon discovers... more...

  • Some Run Crookedby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    “There are a thousand paths to the delectable tavern of death, and some run straight and some run crooked.” As regards the deaths recorded here the path runs crooked, very crooked indeed. There lingers at Peak Forest in Derbyshire a curious and ancient anachronistic privilege. A chapel was founded there in the seventeenth century ‘outside the... more...

  • The Green Frontierby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    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... more...

  • The Sunset Lawby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    Chief Superintendent Kenworthy, now retired, is visiting his married daughter in Florida. The visit is not wholly successful, for to the unsettlement of retirement was added the disorientation of the American scene, anxiety lest his daughter’s marriage to a State policeman was in low water, and concern that there might be truth in the allegations... more...

  • The Asking Priceby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    Kenworthy in retirement is consulted by a special team operating from the Cabinet Office. They need his second opinion on the random kidnapping of a motley collection of customers from a village shop in Bedfordshire. The ransom price is so bizarre that it is kept secret from the public – and on their return the villagers seem none the worse for their... more...

  • Corridors of Guiltby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    Football hooliganism, violent demos, civil insurrection – what would happen if law and order broke down? One group of men knew. They hoped to be the ones to restore control – in their own way and at their own price. But they were men that Kenworthy knew, too. He last remembered them when corruption at the Yard was being tidied up. Once again John... more...

  • The Hobbema Prospectby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    Anne Cossey has a recurring dream of an avenue that reminds her of Hobbema’s painting of The Avenue at Middelharnis. Beyond that she knows nothing of the place, except that it terrifies her. There is a great deal in her past that she cannot remember. Who is her mother? Who was her father? Who is she? Then, while she is on honeymoon in Spain, her... more...

  • Passion In The Peakby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    When Lord Furnival, a left-of-centre dilettante, tries to stage a musical version of the Oberammergau Passion Play in the High Peak of Derbyshire, he does not foresee what strife and tension he is setting in motion. Petty thefts, a peeping Tom, artistic jealousies, a vendetta against Mary Magdalene – the record of crime culminates in the murder of... more...

  • Moondrop to Murderby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    ‘I suppose it would be possible to tail a fellow Englishman for a month about the South of France. It wouldn’t be easy, operating singly. And presumably it wouldn’t do for him to know?’ ‘He’s unaware that I’m in touch with you, and if he does catch you on his heels, he’ll undoubtedly explode. If that happens, explode back at him and wait for him... more...

  • Displaced Personsby John Buxton Hilton

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.22

    ‘They know her as Jacqueline Fernet—and she’s in trouble. And the Examining Magistrate has apparently unearthed a connection with British Wartime Intelligence. Your name has cropped up, and he’d like to talk to you about it.’ Retired Superintendent Kenworthy would never have recognized his wartime acquaintance Marie-Thérèse in the ageing woman found... more...