Janet Neel's second novel, first published in 1989, was judged by the critics to be a 'worthy successor' to her award-winning debut Death's Bright Angel and firmly established her detective duo of policeman John McLeish and Civil Service high-flyer Francesca Wilson as one of the most endearing double acts in British crime fiction. Whilst on holiday in Scotland, the pair witness a near-fatal climbing accident. Back in London there is another fall, this time fatal and definitely murder, plunging McLeish and Francesca into an investigation of greed and corruption in the construction industry.
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Detective Chief Inspector John MacLeish of New Scotland Yard ( Death's Bright Angel ) and lover Francesca, on a walking/climbing holiday in Scotland, rescue gregarious climber Alan Fraser from a potentially fatal cliff fall. Back in London, surrounded by the same cast, Fraser falls from a 60-foot-high scaffold just as MacLeish arrives with questions about some industrial thefts. Drugs in the bloodstream point to murder, so MacLeish questions the pertinent suspects, jails the wrong one, etc. Neel takes her own sweet time with this plot, emphasizing relationships, detail, and background over action; however, the end result seems worth the effort.
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Book Description Constable, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 94694303