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In a small English town the body of a middle aged man is found in the woods and three different people think they may be responsible for his death. Free-thinking artist Sam Marlowe becomes a good-natured sleuth, helping the townspeople to bury, dig up, and rebury the corpse in an effort to evade the authorities and discover the truth about Harry. On the outskirts of a small English town, young Arnie discovers the body of a middle-aged man in the woods. Three people are convinced they are responsible for the death: the captain thinks he accidentally shot the man while hunting rabbits; the local spinster thinks she may have done more damage than she intended when she hit him with her shoe―and Arnie’s mother, most damningly of all, reveals that it might have been her too. The police are called in to investigate the crime, but free-thinking artist Sam Marlowe becomes a good-natured sleuth, helping the townspeople to bury, dig up, and rebury the corpse in an effort to evade the authorities and discover the truth about Harry.
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JACK TREVOR STORY was born in Hertford in 1917 and was published prolifically from the 1940s to the 1970s. The Trouble with Harry is his best-selling work. Story was respected by many in the media; he wrote a weekly column for The Guardian in the 1970s, and appeared on TV in the series Jack on the Box as well as writing several screenplays before his death in 1991.Review:
'His writing was fresh, his characters original, his plot a comic masterpiece. There is no better place to begin reading his work.' --Michael Moorcock
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0850318254