Put on By Cunning
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First edition (UK)
|Series||Inspector Wexford #11|
|Genre||Crime, Mystery novel|
Pantheon Books (US)
|13 April 1981|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|LC Class||PR6068.E63 P87 1981|
|Preceded by||A Sleeping Life|
|Followed by||The Speaker of Mandarin|
- "How these things came about: so shall you hear Of carnal, bloody, and unnatural acts, Of accidental judgments, casual slaughters; of deaths put on by cunning and forced cause, And, in this upshot, purposes mistook Fall'n on the inventors' heads: all this can I Truly deliver".
In the US, the novel was published under the title Death Notes.
When the esteemed flautist Sir Manuel Camargue slips on a snowy path one dark night and falls into an icy river, his death seems like an open and shut case. However, when Wexford discovers that the old man's long lost daughter has just arrived in anticipation of the reading of his will, suspicions of foul play arise...
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