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Death Makes a Prophet

John Bude

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MARTIN EDWARDS

 
'Small hostilities were growing; vague jealousies were gaining strength; and far off, wasn't there a nebulous hint of approaching tragedy in the air?'
 
Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home-vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment, jealousy and dark secrets - which eventually lead to murder. The stage is set for one of Inspector Meredith's most bizarre and exacting cases.
 
This witty crime novel by a writer on top form is a neglected classic of British crime fiction.

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