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By Freeman Wills Crofts

George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a guy with many concerns: his marriage is collapsing; his funds are insecure; and a plague of ailment threatens the animals in his care.

As Surridge's accounts mount and the strain on him raises, he starts to dream of miracle options. yet is he crafty adequate to show his desires into reality—and may perhaps he dedicate the main devious homicide in pursuit of his goals?

This inventive crime novel, with its strange 'inverted' constitution and sympathetic portrait of a guy at the facet, is without doubt one of the maximum works by way of this hugely revered writer. the frilly technique of homicide devised via Crofts's characters could be unsurpassed in English crime fiction for its ostentatious intricacy.

This vintage detective novel from the Nineteen Thirties is now republished for the 1st time, with an creation through the award-winning crime author Martin Edwards and is an addition to our British Library Crime Classics sequence.

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Minutes passed. Suddenly a skyrocket shot up through the darkness! It burst overhead with a loud report, showering red and blue sparks. An instant later came two muffled shots! Tom sprang into action. He raced through the trees toward the sound of the shots, which seemed to have been fired a short distance downstream. The glare of a flashlight suddenly dazzled his eyes. " It was Ames's voice. " Tom asked tensely. Before the security chief could answer, they heard a rush of footsteps through the underbrush.

They sure didn't have much time," he thought. Minutes passed. Suddenly a skyrocket shot up through the darkness! It burst overhead with a loud report, showering red and blue sparks. An instant later came two muffled shots! Tom sprang into action. He raced through the trees toward the sound of the shots, which seemed to have been fired a short distance downstream. The glare of a flashlight suddenly dazzled his eyes. " It was Ames's voice. " Tom asked tensely. Before the security chief could answer, they heard a rush of footsteps through the underbrush.

Feng put this in with his note," Tom said. " "Perhaps. " Thoughtfully Mr. Swift slipped the note and fragment back into the envelope. " Still mystified, the Swifts drove home. At breakfast the next morning Tom switched on the TV news. "Maybe we'll hear something on the Brungarians' comet project," he said hopefully. The newscaster began by telling how a Shopton boy had failed to return home, after hunting for rock speciments at a quarry. It was feared the young rockhound had suffered an accident.

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