|Title:||Murder in Four Degrees: Being Entry Number Two in the Case-book of Ronald Camberwell|
|Publisher:||Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.|
When the famous editor of Lord Cheverdale's paper, the Daily Sentinel, is found brutally killed on the grounds of his Lordship's residence in Regents Park, his money and jewellery are still on him, but his pockets, usually bulging with papers, are empty.
According to Scotland Yard, it must be a political murder. But the experienced ex-C.I.D. Chaney and his able assistant, young Camberwell, suspect that the solution may not be as simple as it seems. The two detectives engage in a careful investigation, following suspects close to the victim in a search that leads them over France and England and that costs more lives before they finally corner the perpetrator of such cold-blooded crimes. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Fletcher, J. S. (Joseph Smith)
Joseph Smith Fletcher (7 February 1863—30 January 1935) was a British journalist and author. He wrote more than 230 books on a wide variety of subjects, both fiction and non-fiction, and was one of the leading writers of detective fiction in the "Golden Age".
Fletcher's first books published were poetry. He then moved on to write numerous works of historical fiction and history, many dealing with Yorkshire, which led to his selection as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Fletcher wrote several novels of rural life in imitation of Richard Jefferies, beginning with The Wonderful Wapentake (1894). Michael Sadleir stated that Fletcher's historical novel, When Charles I Was King (1892), was his best work.
In 1914, Fletcher wrote his first detective novel and went on to write over a hundred more, many featuring the private investigator Ronald Camberwell.--Wikipedia.
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