The Tipster by Gerald Verner
A mysterious man telephones the Daily Clarion newspaper and announces his intention of committing five murders beginning with Lord Lattimer, Senior Steward of the Jockey Club.
He calls himself ‘The Tipster’ and gives the name of his next victim, before each crime is committed. John Tully, News Editor of the Daily Clarion thinks the call is a hoax by a madman until Lord Lattimer is shot dead while walking in the grounds of his house at Newbury.
Superintendent Budd is called in to uncover the truth behind the man known as ‘The Tipster’, before anyone else is murdered . . .
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.