A Shilling for Candles
Illustrated by Mark Smith
Introduced by Laurie R. King
A thrilling classic of golden-age crime, in series with The Singing Sands.
When the body of a famous film actress is found beneath chalk cliffs on the south coast of England, it is initially thought to be a tragic suicide; the area is notorious for such incidents. However, it soon becomes clear that darker motives were afoot, and potential suspects in the death of Christine Clay stack up at a rapid pace. As the case grows murkier, the man who spent the last week of Clay’s life living with her in a remote cottage goes on the run, and Inspector Alan Grant must race to uncover the truth.
‘All around him hung the bright air, empty as yet of larks. In all the sunlit world no sound except for the screaming of some seagulls on a distant beach’