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This stylish thriller has everything, multiple murders, extortion, illicit love, a double identity, a dramatice courtroom scene and, best of all, an absolute twist in its tail.Set in an archetypal English seaside resort the tale is gripping from first page to last and deserves the accolade that was once handed to it by Vincent Starret as one of the 10 greatest detective novels of all time.I wouldn t like to add much else or the tale will be given away, which the reader most certainly does not wa This stylish thriller has everything, multiple murders, extortion, illicit love, a double identity, a dramatice courtroom scene and, best of all, an absolute twist in its tail.Set in an archetypal English seaside resort the tale is gripping from first page to last and deserves the accolade that was once handed to it by Vincent Starret as one of the 10 greatest detective novels of all time.I wouldn t like to add much else or the tale will be given away, which the reader most certainly does not want in this spell binding book For my full review click on the link below For my full review click on the link below An absolute classic from the golden age of mysteries, this is a real gem of murder mysteries Set in a remote English village on the northern coast, it has a large cast of characters and several stories within stories At the height of tourist season, a series of spectacular murders take place that the local police are unable to solve and, after a wrongful arrest, the help of Scotland Yard is called in Eventually, suspicion falls on a local resident who has an unknown but criminal past and he i An absolute classic from the golden age of mysteries, this is a real gem of murder mysteries Set in a remote English village on the northern coast, it has a large cast of characters and several stories within stories At the height of tourist season, a series of spectacular murders take place that the local police are unable to solve and, after a wrongful arrest, the help of Scotland Yard is called in Eventually, suspicion falls on a local resident who has an unknown but criminal past and he is arrested and tried This is only the bare bones of a story that is compelling and twisty enough to keep you guessing until the end 4.25 5 Full review at 4.25 5 Full review at This story of murders in a peaceful English seaside town is a page turner The main character Robert Eldridge do we love him or hate him is an admitted crook and left many people penniless Here he is having an illicit affair with a married woman, yet our sympathies are with them both The deaths start to pile up there are six , and Eldridge is arrested and brought into court entirely on circumstantial evidence.The last quarter of the book is devoted to an accounting of the trial, in great This story of murders in a peaceful English seaside town is a page turner The main character Robert Eldridge do we love him or hate him is an admitted crook and left many people penniless Here he is having an illicit affair with a married woman, yet our sympathies are with them both The deaths start to pile up there are six , and Eldridge is arrested and brought into court entirely on circumstantial evidence.The last quarter of the book is devoted to an accounting of the trial, in great detail It reminds me of the courtroom dramas of Erle Stanley Gardner in the Perry Mason series A few items should be noted The description of the how train alibi worked was confusing and took a while to figure out The character Selby is sometimes John and sometimes James There is an occasional use of terms for African Americans which are unacceptable today, but were in common use at the time likewise references to blackfaced minstrels My edition of this book is part of a series of classic mysteries, but this is a thriller not a mystery This was billed, on the cover at least, as an Inspector Wilkins mystery but he is largely an nonentity and doesn t solve the crime, others do I guessed who the murderer was fairly early on, based purely on opportunity We only learn his motive during his confession There are no clues given before that, which I can t help but feel was cheating.The evocation of time and place was well done and My edition of this book is part of a series of classic mysteries, but this is a thriller not a mystery This was billed, on the cover at least, as an Inspector Wilkins mystery but he is largely an nonentity and doesn t solve the crime, others do I guessed who the murderer was fairly early on, based purely on opportunity We only learn his motive during his confession There are no clues given before that, which I can t help but feel was cheating.The evocation of time and place was well done and most of the characters Inspector Wilkins aside were well drawn As a thriller it was well done As a mystery it is a fail A fun summer read that starts as a police procedural lite, then moves to trial, and ends with a twist and a confession Francis Beeding was a pseudonym for John Leslie Palmer, biographer and co author of the book that was the basis for Hitchcock s Spellbound Not nearly as taut as that book, Death Walks in Eastrepps still moves along. The plot of this book is very good and novel It s sense of place is a little generic and I did not fell attracted to the characters My copy says This thrilling page turner was once pronounced one of the ten greatest detective novels of all time It was a thriller but not one of the top ten It even broke one of Father Knox s ten commandments. (Kindle) å Death Walks in Eastrepps ê Death Walks in Eastrepps begins quietly almost too quietly Robert Eldridge is returning to Eastrepps on the London train for his customary Wednesday night tryst with Margaret Withers At the same time Miss Mary Hewitt is sitting down to dinner with her brother James Later that night she will make her usual visit to Mrs Dampier at Tamarisk House As she leaves to go home, nothing is out of the ordinary But Mary Hewitt doesn t reach home that night, and her corpse is found the next dayin a little wood just off the path she would normally take A brutal murderer soon called the Eastrepp Evil is on the loose 3.5 Stars.This was rather good and held my interest with a fair amount of creepiness I couldn t rate higher for the simple fact that I guessed the murderer about halfway through But maybe I just read too much Still, a well executed plot pardon the pun