British Library Crime Classics3 books in series
A Man and His Mother-in-Law Publisher's Summary
A short story from the British Library Crime Classic collection Murder by the Book.
After Arthur Penfold’s wife reveals she is leaving him to care for her ailing aunt, he sets upon a path of murder and deceit to avoid the social embarrassment of a second marital breakdown. But the purchase of a poetry book triggers a sequence of events that begins to unravel both Arthur and a seemingly open-and-shut murder case.