Front Page Murder
A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery
by Peter Bartram
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Pub Date 24 Nov 2017 | Archive Date 22 Dec 2017
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, Roundfire
Condemned man Archie Flowerdew is to hang for the murder of rival artist Percy Despart. Convinced of his innocence, Archie's niece, Tammy, persuades Evening Chronicle reporter Colin Crampton to take up the case, but the more Colin investigates, the more it looks like Archie is guilty. But as Colin continues to probe he realises that he is putting his job, and his life, in peril... Join Colin in this Swinging Sixties fun adventure, where the thrills and the laughs continue right to the last page. The third book in the popular Crampton of the Chronicle mystery series.
for previous volume in the series, Stop Press Murder: An intellectual whodunit,
featuring well thought out characters with wit and panache to equal Agatha
Christie. I highly recommend this book as it has made me laugh and puzzle over
the end result. It has more plot twists than DNA but keeps the reader gripped
at every turn. I can't say anything more than read it, read it, read it!
The third Crampton of the
Chronicle novel, Peter Bartram's popular cozy crime series moves away from the
traditional country village setting, instead bringing action and suspense to
the seaside. Blends teasing mystery with humour and 1960s' nostalgia.
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Average rating from 6 members
I really do enjoy most of Peter Bartram books, especially these investigative journalist stories - they remind me so much of the era of pulp fiction. The characters are just so great, and the stories really have you at the edge of your seat following the twists and turns of the mystery. Love Tammy and her colloquialism, and as for Henrietta and the Clipping Cousins, they just make me laugh.