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Titles to Look Out For:
1937. Tenant for Death
1938. Death is No Sportsman
1939. Suicide Excepted

Inspector Mallett and Francis Pettigrew
1942. Tragedy At Law
1958. He Should Have Died Hereafter
A.k.a. Untimely Death

Francis Pettigrew
1946. With a Bare Bodkin
1949. When The Wind Blows
A.k.a. The Wind Blows Death
1954. That Yew Tree's Shade
A.k.a. Death Walks The Woods

Other:
1951. An English Murder
A.k.a. The Christmas Murder

Collections:
1959. Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare
A.k.a Among The Friends And Other Detective Stories

About the Author:
Cyril Hare was the pseudonym of Judge Gordon Clark, who was born at Mickleham near Dorking in 1900. He was educated at Rugby, and New College, Oxford, where he took a First in History. At the bar, his practice was largely in the criminal courts, and during the Second World War he was on the staff of the Director of Public Prosecutions; but later as a County Court Judge his work concerned civil disputes only. He published a number of detective novels including Death is No Sportsman; When The Wind Blows; An English Murder; Tenant for Death; and That Yew Tree's Shade. His own favourite and, perhaps, his best-known book is Tragedy At Law. He died in 1958

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Hare, Cyril. 'Tragedy at Law', published in 1959 (reprint) in pbk by Penguin Books in the classic Green & White Penguin Crime colours. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this item on Amazon
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  • Tragedy at Law [top]
    Published (reprint) in 1959 in Great Britain by Penguin in paperback in the Penguin green & white crime colours, 252pp.

Story: Judge William Barber's tour of the Southern Circuit starts off as normally as wartime England will permit. But as a strange series of incidents occurs, Francis Pettigrew and Inspector Mallet puzzle over whether these are nasty practical jokes, or is someone trying to murder the Judge?

Hare, Cyril. 'He Should Have Died Hereafter', published by Penguin Books, 1961 (reprint), 156 pages. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon
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Story: Francis Pettigrew, spending a summer holiday with his wife on Exmoor, finds himself living again the experiences of his boyhood. One of them, extremely unpleasant, had been the discovery of a corpse on a remote hill on the moor. When he again finds a body in exactly the same spot the coincidence is frightening and, when the corpse disappears, mysterious. Pettigrew's old friend Inspector Mallett comes out of retirement to help in solving the mystery which leads, by way of many Devonian complications, to a Chancery suit

 
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