"An exciting story which is better written and more carefully worked out than the majority of thrillers. The characterisation is convincing and the background effective." - Daily Telegraph.
"Here is a crime book which calls upon its readers to study a new angle of crime....The plot is disguised with grand ingenuity." - Peter Belloc in the Daily Sketch.
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"Over the winter holidays an English housemaster is invited to a small weekend house party at his old Victorian school remotely situated on the Welsh border, during which he hoped it might lead to an invitation to eventually him becoming headmaster. Throughout dinner however a hostile atmosphere gradually began to develop among all the guests, and when shortly afterwards one of them is found murdered in the lounge there seemed to be no apparent motive."
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
4. Without Motive - 1936