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The Cursing Stones Murder by George Bellairs
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The Cursing Stones Murder

by George Bellairs

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A body surfaces off the Isle of Man in a puzzling mystery by the master of the "pure British detective story" (The New York Times).   The Manx Shearwater was scallop dredging--but it dragged up a body from the water instead. Considering that the corpse was tied at the ankles and weighed down with stones, it's clear this was no accidental drowning--and now the locals are in an uproar.   The victim appears to be Cedric Levis, who had an extravagant house and a reputation for philandering. Was Levis murdered for his money--or was this a crime of passion? Under the pretext of a holiday, Chief Inspector Littlejohn is invited by his old friend Archdeacon Kinrade to unofficially assist with the murder investigation--but to separate fact from fiction, he'll have to sort through accusations, town gossip, and mysterious stories surrounding the ancient Cursing Stones . . .  … (more)

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