McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Rodger Towers.
Title HALFHYDE ON THE AMAZON.
Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1988, first edition.
Seller ID 22357
188 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297792393 Fourteenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "St Vincent Halfhyde, commanding the steamer 'Taronga Park', is under orders to leave Liverpool for the Amazon River. His passenger is a senior British diplomat charged with a delicate mission to Brazil, where the German Emperor is believed to be establishing a naval base from which to harass British shipping in the event of war. Halfhyde's voyage is plagued with clashes of person alities, with bad weather....and murder. A horribly mutilated corpse is found aboard the 'Taronga Park' in the Liverpool Docks, but when Detective Inspector Todhunter of the Metropolitan Police is embarked to sail with the ship, Halfhyde i s u n c l e a r whether the policeman's investigations are confined to murder. More surprises await Halfhyde in Brazil where, at the small port of Santarem, he meets an old adversary whose unwelcome presence complicates the already volatile deali ng s w it h th e So ut h American authorities and with the sinister German navy." Light browning in margins of pages, small shallow dint on top of textblock, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling at top o f s pi ne and f lsp -f old s, very light browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good