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Death of a Millionaire

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Oxfam Books & Music Hereford Published by Penguin Books (1950). Paperback. Classic from the "green and white"crime and mystery series of Penguin. Hugh Radlett was one of the richest men in the United States. After a breach with his wife he disappeared, and was heard nothing of for several years. Then he turned up again in London, coming from Russia, where, with his partner, John Pasquett, he had fixed up a great mining commission with the Soviet Government. The morning after his arrival his suite at the hotel is found in disorder, with all the signs of a violent struggle. An eye-witness, discovered under curious circumstances, deposes to having seen the murderer and Radlett’s dead body. But the body cannot be found, and the man suspected of the crime, a Russian named Rosenbaum, has left before the discovery with a heavy trunk. How did Hugh Radlett die, and what has become of his body? That is the problem Mr. Cole sets his reader to solve. The unravelling of the mystery leads the reader a fine dance, and introduces him to a number of interesting characters – from Lord Ealing, the great financier politician, to Norah Culpepper, a girl with a nerve as well as an attractive personality. But the story is dominated by the character of Jack Pasquett, the dead man’s partner. Not till the very end will any save the most discerning reader get to the bottom of Mr. Cole’s baffling and ingenious plot. CONDITION: Used, good. Front and back covers have marks and corners bumped. The edges to the spine are scuffed. Pages are tanned as one might expect with a 70 year old book. Binding intact. (See photos) See Oxfam website for delivery information

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