The Hangman by Gerald Verner
The newspaper headlines screamed: ANOTHER HANGING MURDER AT HILL GREEN SECOND CRIME IN TWO DAYS. WHO IS THE HANGMAN?
Death is stalking through the residential district of Hill Green, and within two days has carried off two prominent members of the community. The first was a man found hanging from a lamp-post; the second a young woman found hanging from the cross-beam in the roof of a barn. When found, both corpses have a hand printed small card pinned to their clothing, bearing the same pencilled message: WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE HANGMAN.
The baffled local police call in Scotland Yard, and Detective-Inspector Shadgold soon realises that this is going to be one of his toughest cases…
Gerald Verner (1897-1980) was the pseudonym of British writer John Robert Stuart Pringle. Born in London, Verner wrote more than 120 novels that have been translated in over 35 languages, and many of his books have been adapted into films, radio serials and stage plays.