The Nursery Rhyme Murders by Gerald Verner
Mr Budd and Sergeant Leek investigate a peculiar murder in the village of Marbury.
A body has been found in a derelict house called ‘Jackson’s Folly’. A note, pinned to the door, has the nursery rhyme ‘The House That Jack Built’ scribbled on it.
Then Lady Conyers, a local resident, is also found dead in bed with the same rhyme scrawled on the door…
Gerald Verner can be relied upon to keep you guessing to the last chapter.
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.