Three Gnomes by Gerald Verner
He says he’s innocent, but he won’t say where he was that fateful night…
Stiltley Manor, Oxfordshire. Lowe finds one of the guests, Norman Cassell, has been murdered, stabbed, and abandoned in the sunken garden. Nobody knows what he was doing alone in the garden in the middle of the night, or where the weapon might be.
For the police, this is an open and shut case. They believe Lowe’s friend’s son quarreled with Cassell over his girlfriend, and the young man lashed out. Lowe is eventually convinced otherwise, but why won’t he admit where he was that fateful night? Can Lowe solve the case before an innocent man faces the gallows?
The Three Gnomes is the most thrilling and difficult Trevor Lowe case yet.
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.