"Mr. Winston Graham is one of the most intelligent as well as competent of the comparative newcomers and has achieved the quite remarkable feat of making a compelling and even exciting book out of the clash of two opposing philosophies....The compulsion lies in Mr. Graham's ability to draw character and in what he has to tell us. This seems to me a book which in its genre would be hard to praise too highly." - Francis Iles. The Sunday Times.
"Told with an admirable economy of words and avoidance of artificial dramatisation, which enhances the suspense and the logical and yet unexpected climax." - Francis Grierson. Daily Mail.
"A most adult and satisfying mystery story, solidly built on character and beautifully written." - Christopher Pym. Manchester Daily Dispatch.
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"The dead body of Grevil Turner, eminent archaelogist, had been found in a canal in Amsterdam and in spite of the evidence his brother Philip refused to believe he had committed suicide; it was an action so completely out of character and contrary to Grevil's philosophy of life. A letter from an unknown woman and a diary left among his effects were the only tangible clues to guide Philip in his investigations, which probed deeply into the motives underlying human behaviour and revealed the tragedy of two men, equally brilliant in intellect, whose lives were governed by incompatible codes of conduct."
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
18. The Little Walls -1955