Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Dead Respectable - Desmond Reid

"Chelsea:beats and debs in clubs and pads..."



MAYFLOWER DELL 1713-8
SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY (FIFTH SERIES) NO.34
LONDON, UK 
FIRST PRINTING 1967

To the worried American father the plea was simple - "Find my missing son in London."
To Blake it seemed at first a routine assignment, then the straight road of investigation took strange turnings. There were the cases of the murdered tramps, and the outbreak of suicides amongst university students...
It wasn't easy to find the truth amongst the Chelsea 'set' of S.W.3., where the trail started. Instead, Blake and his assistant found a fantasy world of pseudo-artists and their models; probed a dope-ring; met a white haired young man with a strange philosophy, and a doctor with a stranger practice.
Death and gang-violence joined their search before the riddle of the vanished American student was solved to Blake's satisfaction - if not to that of the police.

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