By Gwendoline Butler
John Coffin is left reeling after the previous leading Minister makes a stunning confession. a gloomy and gripping crime novel from some of the most appraised English secret writers, excellent for lovers of Agatha Christie. a trip to the riverside condominium of the lengthy retired former leading minister, Richard Lavender, is to have startling outcomes for John Coffin. For it transpires that the previous guy, nearing the top of his lifestyles, has a confession to make: he's the son of a serial killer. He tells Coffin how, as a boy, he helped to bury one in all his father's sufferers. Feeling loss of life is close to, he desires to fix and reclaim the earlier – with Coffin's aid. uncertain even if Lavender is stuck up in delusion or telling the reality, Coffin concurs to enquire and appoints leader Inspector Phoebe Astley to the duty. yet then a tender girl is located murdered on a foggy November evening, and all too quickly the sins of the prior and current come jointly in a terrifying denouement.
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Halop and the others gave their best performances in Dead End. ”19 It is significant to note that Greene, when he was a film critic in the 1930s in London, praised Dead End. In 1942, an American film, This Gun for Hire, based on a Greene novel, was released by Paramount. Alan Ladd plays Raven, a cold, hardened killer who is much like Baby Face Martin. 20 Greene published the novel A Gun for Sale in England, in 1936; it was published in the United States in the same year as This Gun for Hire. Paramount produced a film version in Hollywood under the same name in 1942.
Gates hired Raven to kill Albert Baker. The unscrupulous Brewster orders Gates to pay off Raven with marked bills so he can be apprehended by the police. Brewster, the cruel, aging industrialist, is played by Tully Marshall (Queen Kelly). Raven, seeking revenge on Gates and Brewster, shadows Gates to Brewster’s office at the munitions plant. When Raven draws a bead on Brewster, the old man succumbs to a heart attack; Raven aims his gun at Gates and wipes him out. Lieutenant Crane shows up in Brewster’s office, accompanied by Ellen Graham, and fires on Raven.
Mr. Nelson (Robert Osterloh, in a peerless performance) is sitting in the corridor outside of Steve’s room; he is ostensibly waiting to see another patient. ”7 Nelson delivers Steve to the cottage on the shore and then inexplicably takes off. Anna is not glad to see Steve. Anna brutally informs Steve that she plans to abscond with the loot from the payroll robbery on her own, thereby double-crossing both Slim and Steve, but Steve wants her to take him with her. She responds cruelly, “How far could I get with you?
A Double Coffin (John Coffin Mystery, Book 28) by Gwendoline Butler