(From the publisher):
The service in English hotels can drive a man to drink (licensing laws permitting) but it will rarely move him to suicide.
Leonard Dickinson is, however, found dead in his room at Pendlebury Old Hall following an overdose of sleeping pills washed down with tea and lemon.Was it suicide? Or was it - as Dickinson's family, with no claim to the insurance otherwise, are determined to prove - murder? Inspector Mallet of the C.I.D. sets out to discover the truth, but finds that, at the Pendlebury Hotel, they don't serve kippers for breakfast - only red herrings...
Original title: Suicide Excepted
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural