Series: Francis Pettigrew

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Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare1
With a Bare Bodkin by Cyril Hare2
The Wind Blows Death by Cyril Hare3
That Yew Tree's Shade (UK) / Death Walks the Woods (US) by Cyril Hare4
He Should Have Died Hereafter by Cyril Hare5
Murder in the Court: Three Francis Pettigrew Mysteries by Cyril HareOmnibus 1-3

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Francis Pettigrew is a middle-aged and not very successful barrister, who gets involved in a number of murder mysteries. Writing in the 1940s and 1950s, Cyril Hare was himself a judge, and the solutions to the mysteries often turn on some esoteric quirk of English law at the time.

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