Skelton's Guide to Blazing Corpses (Skelton's Casebook 3)

David Stafford
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It is November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night, 1930.

Bonfires are blazing, rockets burst. In a country lane, revellers discover a car that has been set on fire. At first they assume that this is the work of vandals taking the Guy Fawkes spirit a little too far, then they notice, sitting at the wheel, a body, charred beyond recognition. The initial assumption is that the owner of the car, Mr William Hodge, a successful travelling vacuum cleaner salesman has taken his own life by flooding the car with petrol and lighting a match. The post mortem, however, reveals that Mr Hodge was either unconscious or dead before the fire was lit.

When Tommy Blamire, a local criminal, is charged with the murder, barrister Arthur Skelton believes him to be innocent, so sets out to prove as much and ensure justice is served.

Author bio:

David Stafford began his career in theatre. He has written numerous dramas, comedies, biographies and documentaries including two television films working with Alexei Sayle and Benjamin Zephaniah.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9780749027148
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Allison & Busby
Pub Date: August 2022
Format: Paperback - Demy format
Subject: Fiction & related items