The Next to Die by Gerald Verner
When a body is found under a pile of gravel at the foot of a bank, it looks as if the storm the previous night blew a cart-load over just as the man was passing underneath.
But amateur criminologist Trevor Lowe notices that the soles of the dead man’s shoes are caked with cigarette ash: clearly he never walked to the gravel site, but was carried there. It is the first of a whole series of murders…
Can Lowe unmask the criminal – or will he be the next to die?
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. Verner also wrote forty-four Sexton Blake tales.