A young woman falls asleep on a deserted beach and wakes to discover the body of a man whose throat has been slashed from ear to ear ...The young woman is the celebrated detective novelist Harriet Vane, once again drawn against her will into a murder investigation in which she herself could be a suspect. Lord Peter Wimsey is only too eager to help her clear her name. 'She combined literary prose with powerful suspense, and it takes a rare talent to achieve that. A truly great storyteller.' Minette Walters
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Harriet Vane takes a solitary stroll along the seashore on a warm summer's afternoon - that is until she sees a body spreadeagled down the slope. For the second time Harriet is prime suspect in a case which is taken on by Lord Peter Wimsey.From the Back Cover:
Mystery novelist Harriet Vane, recovering from an unhappy love affair and its most unpleasant aftermath, seeks solace on a barren beach deserted but for one notable exception: the body of a bearded young man with his throat cut. From the moment she photographs the corpse, which soon disappears with the tide, she is puzzled by a mystery that might easily have been a suicide, a murder, or a political plot. With the appearance of her dear friend Lord Peter Wimsey, however, Harriet finds yet another reason to pursue the mystery, as only the two of them can pursue it.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060923911