Corridors of Guilt

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Football hooliganism, violent demos, civil insurrection – what would happen if law and order broke down? One group of men knew. They hoped to be the ones to restore control – in their own way and at their own price. But they were men that Kenworthy knew, too. He last remembered them when corruption at the Yard was being tidied up.

Once again John Buxton Hilton uses the high-powered investigating unit operating direct from the Cabinet Office that he introduced in The Asking Price. Called in to help his former colleague Forrester, Kenworthy finds himself disentangling the intrigues of the Duchy of Axholme, a Government department specially established to absorb misfits and failures. Then there is murder: an academic-minded young lady is saddled with the corpse of an elderly civil servant whom everyone believes to have died while making love to her. Has this anything to do with Peter Paul Whippletree, the drop-out extraordinary and crossword-puzzle comiler with whom she falls in love?

There is pungent oblique comment here on the way things are sometimes managed in high places but Kenworthy’s main concern is a mystery as obscure as any he has ever tackled. It calls for all the imagination and double-dealing he can muster. The reader has every chance to beat him to the solution – though probably not many will.

About John Buxton Hilton

John Buxton Hilton was born in 1921 in Buxton, Derbyshire. After his war service in the army he became an Inspector of schools, before retiring in 1970 to take up full-time writing. " " " " He wrote two books on language teaching as well as being a prolific crime writer - his works include the Superintendent Simon Kenworthy series and the Inspector Thomas Brunt series, as well as the Inspector Mosley series under the pseudonym John Greenwood.

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Books by John Buxton Hilton

Hangman's Tide
Hangman's Tide
Playground of Death
Playground of Death
Dead-Nettle
Dead-Nettle
No Birds Sang
No Birds Sang
The Anathema Stone
The Anathema Stone
Surrender Value
Surrender Value
The Innocents at Home
The Innocents at Home
Gamekeeper's Gallows
Gamekeeper's Gallows
Death of an Alderman
Death of an Alderman
Some Run Crooked
Some Run Crooked
The Green Frontier
The Green Frontier
The Sunset Law
The Sunset Law
The Asking Price
The Asking Price
The Hobbema Prospect
The Hobbema Prospect
Passion In The Peak
Passion In The Peak
Moondrop to Murder
Moondrop to Murder
Displaced Persons
Displaced Persons
Mr Fred
Mr Fred
The Quiet Stranger
The Quiet Stranger
Slickensides
Slickensides

Books in the Series

Hangman's Tide
Hangman's Tide
Playground of Death
Playground of Death
No Birds Sang
No Birds Sang
The Anathema Stone
The Anathema Stone
Surrender Value
Surrender Value
The Innocents at Home
The Innocents at Home
Death of an Alderman
Death of an Alderman
Some Run Crooked
Some Run Crooked
The Green Frontier
The Green Frontier
The Sunset Law
The Sunset Law
The Asking Price
The Asking Price
The Hobbema Prospect
The Hobbema Prospect
Passion In The Peak
Passion In The Peak
Moondrop to Murder
Moondrop to Murder
Displaced Persons
Displaced Persons