Murder in High Places

Murder in High Places A medieval script launches a modern treasure hunt lightly dusted with black humor William Dougal is a postgraduate student of history with expensive tastes and low moral fibre He is the sort who is as

  • Title: Murder in High Places
  • Author: Hugh Pentecost
  • ISBN: 9780396081494
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A medieval script launches a modern treasure hunt lightly dusted with black humor William Dougal is a postgraduate student of history with expensive tastes and low moral fibre He is the sort who is as likely to commit murders as to solve them Thus it is that when he stumbles on the garotted corpse of his detested tutor, he doesn t call the police Instead, he slips awA medieval script launches a modern treasure hunt lightly dusted with black humor William Dougal is a postgraduate student of history with expensive tastes and low moral fibre He is the sort who is as likely to commit murders as to solve them Thus it is that when he stumbles on the garotted corpse of his detested tutor, he doesn t call the police Instead, he slips away, intent on avoiding a row with his girlfriend Naturally, his actions don t go undetected Enter the suave James Hanbury with the reminder that the dead man was an authority on Caroline Minuscule, a Medieval script that may convey a very modern message Douglas is pushed into or rather drives his Morris Mini onto a slippery slope which leads toward a cache of diamonds and murders In William Dougal, Andrew Taylor has created one of the most attractive amateur detectives in fiction Harriet Waugh, The Spectator And so his 1982 debut, the first of eight Dougal capers, won the John Creasey Best First Novel Award from the Crime Writers Association and was shortlisted for the 1983 Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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    About "Hugh Pentecost"

    1. Hugh Pentecost

      Hugh Pentecost was a penname of mystery author Judson Philips Born in Massachusetts, Philips came of age during the golden age of pulp magazines, and spent the 1930s writing suspense fiction and sports stories for a number of famous pulps His first book was Hold Em Girls The Intelligent Women s Guide to Men and Football 1936 In 1939, his crime story Cancelled in Red won the Red Badge prize, launching his career as a novelist Philips went on to write nearly one hundred books over the next five decades.His best known characters were Pierre Chambrun, a sleuthing hotel manager who first appeared in The Cannibal Who Overate 1962 , and the one legged investigative reporter Peter Styles, introduced in Laughter Trap 1964 Although he spent his last years with failing vision and poor health, Philips continued writing daily His final novel was the posthumously published Pattern for Terror 1989.

    973 thoughts on “Murder in High Places”

    1. Pierre Chambrun runs the Hotel Beaumont like clockwork--but now his cherished secretary Betsy Ruysdale has been kidnapped by men who want to kill one of the hotel's guests, a reporter who holds secrets that will destroy a treasonous plot against the free nations of the world. Chambrun can't and won't sacrifice the reporter--but he can't make a move that will threaten Betsy either. Then one of the staff is found dead, and Chambrun calls in an old friend to help him.


    2. Enjoyed another Chambrun book. More suspense than mystery but entertaining. I'm starting to sense a pattern in Pentecost's stories and guessed the villain well-before clues led me there just because he occupied a similar place that other villains do in other of his stories.


    3. Good mystery, with the 60s-70s flair. I like Hugh Pentacost, though he tends to have heros with war backgrounds and lots of sex--rather male audience I would guess. Yet it's an interesting voice, one in which it is fun to immerse for a while.



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