Moondrop to Murder

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‘I suppose it would be possible to tail a fellow Englishman for a month about the South of France. It wouldn’t be easy, operating singly. And presumably it wouldn’t do for him to know?’

‘He’s unaware that I’m in touch with you, and if he does catch you on his heels, he’ll undoubtedly explode. If that happens, explode back at him and wait for him to simmer down. Actually, I think you and he might get on reasonably well.’

When a retired English colonel plans a walking tour in the South of France, his wife engages Kenworthy to mind him. Is this an unpardonable breach of personal privacy? And is Colonel Neville’s purpose really sinister—as it sometimes appears? Kenworthy finds him in turn eccentric, domineering, secretive and, on occasion, bumblingly inefficient; then he loses him. Murder follows, and Kenworthy, helped by Monique Colin, a delectable young private eye from an agency in Nice, traces a trail back to the wartime Resistance: a world of pride, passions, jealousies and shame, in which the harshness of reality was sometimes more powerful than the heroism.

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
Corridors of Guilt
Corridors of Guilt
The Hobbema Prospect
The Hobbema Prospect
Passion In The Peak
Passion In The Peak
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
Corridors of Guilt
Corridors of Guilt
The Hobbema Prospect
The Hobbema Prospect
Passion In The Peak
Passion In The Peak
Displaced Persons
Displaced Persons