- By Leo Bruce

Jack on the Gallows Tree

  • Title: Jack on the Gallows Tree
  • Author: Leo Bruce
  • ISBN: 9780897330718
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jack on the Gallows Tree The dead bodies of two elderly ladies are discovered both had been strangled Each is found lying full length clasping in her hand the stem of a Madonna lily

    The dead bodies of two elderly ladies are discovered both had been strangled Each is found lying full length, clasping in her hand the stem of a Madonna lily.

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    1. In Jack on the Gallows Tree, Carolus Deene, Senior History Master at a boys' public school and gentleman detective extraordinaire is faced with a very odd murder case. In the course of an evening, two elderly ladies from Buddington-on-the-Hill are found strangled and laid out clasping an Easter lily in their hands. The two ladies did not know each other and there are tenuous links at best between them--they both sold gold to the same "gold-clapper," for instance. While there are obvious suspects [...]

    2. This was my first Leo Bruce novel. I decided to try one since the "read alike" feature on Stop, You're Killing Me! (a must visit web site for any serious mystery fan) suggested Bruce read like Agatha Christie. And in a basic sense, that's true.Like Christie, Bruce has a lead character: Carolus Deene, a teacher at a private school. He's out of class now, resting at a lavish hotel in Buddington-on-Hill to recuperate from illness. The headmaster of the school is resting too, because he figures if D [...]

    3. For three wild lads were we, brave boys,And three wild lads were we; Thou on the land, and I on the sand,and Jack on the gallows tree!Sir Walter Scott, Guy ManneringCarolus Deene is a popular teacher at a small boys' school in Newminster. He has made quite a name for himself as an amateur detective, much to the horror of his boss, Headmaster Gorringer. Gorringer does not approve of Deene's involvement in murder investigations because he thinks it is bad publicity for the school. When Carolus is [...]

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