Nicholas Blake A Question of Proof

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A Question of Proof

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In the first book in the Nigel Strangeways classic crime series an obnoxious schoolboy is found dead at his school Sports Day; can amateur detective Nigel Strangeways help find the killer?
 
The annual Sports Day at respected public school, Sudeley Hall, ends in tragedy when the headmaster's obnoxious nephew is found strangled in a haystack. The boy was despised by staff and students alike but English master Michael Evans, who was seen sharing a kiss with the headmaster's beautiful young wife earlier that day, soon becomes a prime suspect for the murder.
 
Luckily, his friend Nigel Strangeways, nephew to the Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard, is on hand to help investigate the case.
 
A Question of Proof is the first Nigel Strangeways Mystery and is the perfect introduction to this most charming and erudite detective from the Golden Age of crime writing.

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NICHOLAS BLAKE was the pseudonym of Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who was born in County Laois, Ireland in 1904. After his mother died in 1906, he was brought up in London by his father, spending summer holidays with relatives in Wexford. He was educated at Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford, from which he graduated in 1927. Blake initially worked as a teacher to supplement his income from his poetry writing and he published his first Nigel Strangeways novel, A Question of Proof, in 1935. Blake went on to write a further nineteen crime novels, all but four of which featured Nigel Strangeways, as well as numerous poetry collections and translations. During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which he used as the basis for the Ministry of Morale in Minute for Murder, and after the war he joined the publishers Chatto & Windus as an editor and director. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968 and died in 1972 at the home of his friend, the writer Kingsley Amis.

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"A master of detective fiction" * Daily Telegraph * "A thirties classic" * Independent * "It's an excellent introduction to this fine series of well-made and thoroughly engaging mysteries, which are some of the best of their kind." -- Laura Wilson * Guardian * "His plots are ingenious" * Times Literary Supplement * "The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction" -- Elizabeth Bowen

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