DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.

By: Anderson, J.R.L.

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192 pp, 8"H. "Old Mr Quenenden has retired to a cottage in Berkshire, where he devotes himself to the selective breeding of tropical plants. Why, when he has lived there quietly for years, should someone shoot him dead in his greenhouse? Why should he leave his little fortune - a quarter of a million pounds - to a North of England schoolmistress whom he seem to have known only slightly? And how do these events link up with an extraordinary blackmail demand received by the new Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Meredith Boscombe: a demand for one million pounds in used notes. The involvement of an important Minister brings Colonel Blair into the enquiry: Mr Anderson's fans will already know Blair well, as the agent who acts as liaison officer between the police and the Government. Now Blair's investigations lead him into the curious problem of the little white plants of the genus 'adamantifera', and the elusive clue of the plain van, and the startling revelations about the death of Boscombe's Indian wife. All of which leads to an immensely exciting climax in the heart of Africa, with Blair in pursuit of a triple murderer, and narrowly escaping death in the mighty Otaro Falls." Previous owner's initials in ink on free front endpaper, tiny light foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on rear flap, minor edge browning.

Title: DEATH IN THE GREENHOUSE.

Author Name: Anderson, J.R.L.

Categories: Mysteries,

Edition: First British Edition

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1978

ISBN Number: 0575025263

ISBN Number 13: 9780575025264

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 27356

Keywords: Colonel Peter Blair, Botany, Berkshire, Africa, Tropical Plants, Murder, Mystery, Detection, Detectives.,