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Worm of Death, the (1961) [Novel]
by Nicholas Blake Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Nigel Strangeways Mysteries

Summary :

Dr. Piers Loudron, the new neighbor of Nigel Strangeways and Clare Massinger, suddenly disappears. His family asks Nigel to find out what happened to him, but they are far from cooperative about answering any questions. Then, three days later, the doctor is found dead. First, the question is, Was it suicide or murder? Then it becomes, Who killed him?

Original title: The Worm of Death
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery


  • For John Garrett

Edition #1: Worm of Death, the

Worm of Death, the (1961)
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Language: English

  • "Mr. Blake tirelessly and entertainingly baffles the reader, bringing in lots of sharply distinguished characters, all seen in the light of humour...." Times (London) Literary Supplement
  • "A very good, solid, gratifying professional murder puzzle for Nigel Strangeways." Anthony Boucher, The New York Times Book Review
  • "I've just finished The Worm of Death and I was sorry to come to the end. It is one of Blake's very best—and his best is better than almost anyone's. His quiet but convincing Nigel Strangeways takes his place alongside such masters of deduction as the literary Lord Peter Wimsey, the cynical-sentimental Hercule Poirot, and the sedentary Nero Wolfe. More crimes and a long life to him." Louis Untermeyer
  • "There's a nicely involved mystery, and glimpses into the world of art... the most striking value is the stage-setting. The vividy done atmosphere of Thames-side living is good, and contributes to a startling finish." San Francisco Chronicle
  • "Another Nicholas Blake, and a goodish one written out of the pleasure of living in Greenwich." New Statesman
  • "For some years Nicholas Blake has been turning out some of the most exciting suspense yarns in the business." Richmond Times Dispatch
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Worm of Death, the (1961)

ISBN: 060804009

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