The Sharp Quillet
An Anthony Bathurst Mystery
"There's little doubt, as I see it, that Flagon was killed by a dart thrown with amazing skill and dexterity."
The Bar Point-to-Point meeting at Quiddington St Philip is always an auspicious occasion. This year, Justice Nicholas Flagon is the favourite to win-there's big money on him, and a fair bit against him as well. But who will scoop the jackpot when the leading jockey fails to finish-on account of getting hit in the neck with a poisoned dart?
Anthony Lotherington Bathurst and Chief Inspector McMorran are more interested in who killed Flagon. Who poisoned a set of darts from the local pub with curare and was capable of hitting a jockey on a speeding horse with a single throw? And who killed a lawyer at Flagon's funeral with the same murder weapon?
The Sharp Quillet was first published in 1947. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Steve Barge.