Copper, Gold and Treasure
Roderick Copper, retired Major, and Benny Gold, elderly London cabbie, apply on the same morning for residential places with the Rudyard Trust for Retired Officers and Gentlemen. But its eccentric and drunken Director tells them the Trust is technically bankrupt, its multi-million pound assets about to be divided between the founder's descendants - a curious, motley crew.
Banker Mark Treasure is called in when Copper and Gold's bizarre scheme to preserve the charity goes wrong with terrifying consequences - kidnap, stabbing and sudden death - involving one of the bank's clients, ex-President Cruba of Ngonga, exiled in London with his sensuous third wife, his 15-year-old son, and Gerard Opac, his handsome, ambitious aide.
A wonderfully sophisticated piece of detective fiction, Copper, Gold and Treasure - the fifth Mark Treasure mystery - is sure to delight with its comedic wit.
'Banker sleuth Mark Treasure heads an irresistibly comic cast.'
'Nobody is going to argue about Mr. Williams's writing ability. He has charm, he has an authentic light touch, he understands people, and his outlook on life is sophisticated.'
New York Times