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No Friendly Drop (Inspector Poole #3)

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Title:No Friendly Drop (Inspector Poole #3)
Aubrey-Fletcher, Sir Henry Lancelot  Writing under the pseudonym: Wade, Henry   
(4 of 4 for author by title)
The Dying Fall (abridged)
Published:   1931
Publisher:The Macmillan Company
Tags:crime, detective, fiction, mystery

At first it seems that Lord Henry Grayle has taken an overdose of sleeping medicine, but the autopsy reveals a tiny amount of scopolamine along with the draught—harmless in itself, but fatal when mixed . . .

A poisoner with apparently expert knowledge is at work in the great house at Tassart. But from what motive, and how? Before he can find an answer to these questions, Detective-Inspector John Poole is faced with a second, more horrible murder. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:223 Info

Author Bio for Aubrey-Fletcher, Sir Henry Lancelot

Major Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Baronet

(September 10, 1887 – May 30, 1969)

also known by his pen name Henry Wade, was Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire from 1954 to 1961. He was one of the leading authors during the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and a founding member of the Detection Club.

He was educated at Eton College and New College, Oxford.

He fought in both the First World War and Second World War with the Grenadier Guards, being awarded the Distinguished Service Order and French Croix de guerre in 1917. He was a member of Buckinghamshire County Council and appointed High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 1925.--Wikipedia.

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