A mummy is stolen from a small-town museum and a soaking wet man collapses in fourteen-year-old Peter Furneaux's living room bleeding from the head, as a suspected student prank becomes a murder. At first it is impossible to see the connection but with Peter's help, the eccentric Colonel Manton unravels a mystery that strikes fear into the heart of a genteel suburban neighbourhood and gives Peter rather more excitement than he bargained for at the tennis club social. This meticulously paced thriller shows Amis at his most subtle and daring.
'At the nasty bits, you feel like someone coming across a meat-cleaver in a cot'
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2012
- 129 x 198mm