Murder by matchlight / E.C.R. Lorac ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
By: Lorac, E. C. R.
Contributor(s): Edwards, Martin [editor].Series: British Library Crime Classics: Publisher: London : The British Library, 2018Description: 254 p. ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780712352222 : (pbk.).Uniform titles: MacKill's mystery magazine. Subject(s): Murder -- Fiction. -- Investigation | Detective and mystery stories, English | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction. -- Great Britain | London (England) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823.912
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Originally published: London : Collins, 1945.
Includes: Permanent policeman, first published in MacKill's mystery magazine, 1953.
London, 1945. The capital is shrouded in the darkness of the blackout, and mystery abounds in the parks after dusk.
During a stroll through Regent's Park, Bruce Mallaig witnesses two men acting suspiciously around a footbridge. In a matter of moments, one of them has been murdered; Mallaig's view of the assailant is but a brief glimpse of a ghastly face in the glow of a struck match.
The murderer's noiseless approach and escape seems to defy all logic, and even the victim's identity is quickly thrown into uncertainty. Lorac's shrewd yet personable C.I.D. man Macdonald must set to work once again to unravel this near-impossible mystery.