By Ellis Peters
Unique ebook: 1951
When an obnoxious Nazi landworker is murdered within the small village of Comerford, Sergeant George Felse faces one of many hardest investigations of his career
it truly is 1952, and the shadow of worldwide battle II nonetheless lies over the fairway fields of the small village of Comerford at the Welsh borders. while ex-prisoner of warfare Helmut Schauffler is murdered, neighborhood policeman Sergeant George Felse has his paintings reduce out: Schauffler used to be Nazi to the center and nearly all of the villagers had reliable cause to despise him.
Sergeant Felse’s fourteen-year-old son, Dominic—who stumbled on Schauffler’s physique in a shallow brook—is excited about the case. a lot to his father’s disapproval, he resolves to discover the murderer—a selection that areas his personal existence in nice danger. . . .
Fallen Into the Pit is the first e-book within the Felse Investigations, yet you could take pleasure in interpreting the sequence in any order.
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