crime fiction home

John Bude

When the Case was Opened

Macdonald 1952
Jacket by Stein

Buy Books by John Bude

John Bude Bibliography      Stein

Synopsis
Detective Inspector Meredith, called in to investigate a murder at Greenfield's food - processing factory in Kent, soon discovers that all is not well with the firm. The formula of a new product, on which the Board of Directors had set great hopes, has by some means got into the hands of a rival firm. Has the leakage of this secret information anything to do with the murder? Why was the victim's body dragged from a river seventy miles from the scene of the crime? Who attempted to crack the safe in the Managing Director's office? Wasn't there something odd about the night-watchman's evidence? These are only a few of the questions that arise, and since John Bude likes to treat his readers as allies there is every chance of your beating Meredith to the answers. A B.B.C. critic said of a recent mystery novel by this author: "It's guaranteed to keep you awake long after you should have turned off the light and gone to sleep." With its cleverly developed plot and authentic background of a world where jellies and cake mixtures can be matters of life and death, When The Case Was Opened means another late night for the crime connoisseur.

Classic Crime Fiction

Books Wanted     Bibliographies     DW Artists     Home Page