The Spoilt Kill: A Staffordshire Mystery

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The Spoilt Kill: A Staffordshire Mystery

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Author :   Mary Kelly
Publisher :   British Library Publishing
Published :   10/05/2020
ISBN :   9780712353366
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   224
Size (mm) :   190x130x18
Weight (g) :   300

Staffordshire in the 1950s. Within the clay tanks at the pottery company Shentall's, a body has been found. Amid cries of industrial espionage and sabotage of this leader of the pottery industry, there is a case of bitter murder to solve for Inspector...   Read more

Staffordshire in the 1950s. Within the clay tanks at the pottery company Shentall's, a body has been found. Amid cries of industrial espionage and sabotage of this leader of the pottery industry, there is a case of bitter murder to solve for Inspector Hedley Nicholson.
Kelly's mystery won the CWA Gold Dagger Award in 1961 for its impeccable sense of place and detail, and for the emotional weight of its central crime. The novel is part of a shift from the cosiness of crime novels before to mysteries characterised by their psychological interest and affecting realism. An influential classic.