Murder for Treasure
Could the take-over of Rigley's Patent Footbalm by the giant American Hutstacker Chemical Corporation really be scuppered by Mrs Ogmore-Davies's parrot finding a body in Panty Harbour?
It looked like it, but banker sleuth Mark Treasure took a different view when a second body was discovered the morning after he arrived in the little West Wales sailing village close to St David's. By then Treasure had already survived a murderous assault aboard the Fishguard Express, a pitched battle on Whitland Station, and the inexplicable disappearance of a battered Australian clergyman. And that was only the start of his exceedingly unquiet weekend.
The fourth in David Williams' superb series of Mark Treasure mysteries, and a finalist for the 1980 Gold Dagger Award, Murder for Treasure is a superbly witty whodunnit.
Lots of hilarious touches.
Matthew Coady, Guardian
'Williams's best so far.'
William Weaver, Financial Times