The Detective is Dead by Bill James
A Harpur & Iles Mystery

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No One, including Detective Chief Superintendent Harpur, is willing to testify at the murder trial of three crooks in the drug trade, so the killers go free. Meanwhile, would-be drug kingpin Keith Vine is playing a dangerous double game as an informant -- a game that could help the police trap the drug lords but will probably cost Vine his life.
 

About Bill James

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Bill James lives in Wales.
 
Published September 1, 1995 by Macmillan. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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The bizarre Jazz Age tale of a dopey aristocrat and the lowly young woman he wed then tried to shed, invoking some highly charged issues of sex, class, race, and forgotten niceties.

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