Antidote to Venom by Freeman Wills Crofts‘Mr Wills Crofts is deservedly a first favourite with all who want a real puzzle’ – Times Literary Supplement
‘He always manages to give us something that really keeps us guessing’ – Daily Mirror
George Surridge, director of the Birmington Zoo, is a man with many worries: his marriage is collapsing; his finances are insecure; and an outbreak of disease threatens the animals in his care.
As Surridge’s debts mount and the pressure on him increases, he begins to dream of miracle solutions. But is he cunning enough to turn his dreams into reality – and could he commit the most devious murder in pursuit of his goals?
This ingenious crime novel, with its unusual ‘inverted’ structure and sympathetic portrait of a man on the edge, is one of the greatest works by
this highly respected author. The elaborate means of murder devised by Crofts’s characters is perhaps unsurpassed in English crime fiction for its ostentatious intricacy.
This new edition is the first in several decades and includes an introduction by the award-winning novelist and crime fiction expert Martin Edwards.
About Episode Guide. Summary Briscoe and Green investigate when a professional escort is shot dead in an alley, and come to believe the real target may have been his date, who escaped with minor injuries. Further probing suggests a strange relationship between the woman and her son, leading to a meeting with a court psychiatrist. Sam Waterston and Jerry Orbach star. Det Rey Curtis Benjamin Bratt. Judge Margaret Barry Doris Belack. Al Kline Gibby Brand.
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Cops-and-lawyers procedural with headline-inspired storylines and two distinct halves: the investigation of the crime, followed by the prosecution of the case in court. The killing of a professional escort leads to a case involving the close relationships between a young man Matt Keeslar and two older women Laila Robins, Penny Fuller. Daniel Messler: John Cunningham. Judge Barry: Doris Belack. Tarvis: Karen Ziemba.
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