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Fallen into the Pit (Felse Investigations Series #1)
     

Fallen into the Pit (Felse Investigations Series #1)

by Ellis Peters
 

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When an obnoxious former Nazi land-worker is murdered in the small English village of Comerford, Chad Wedderburn, classics master and hero of the Resistance in WWII, is accused of the murder. But none of his students believes he is guilty, including Dominic Felse, who discovered the body. Dominic resolves to discover the true murderer.

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When an obnoxious former Nazi land-worker is murdered in the small English village of Comerford, Chad Wedderburn, classics master and hero of the Resistance in WWII, is accused of the murder. But none of his students believes he is guilty, including Dominic Felse, who discovered the body. Dominic resolves to discover the true murderer.

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Library Journal
Widely known for her Brother Cadfael medieval mysteries, Peters also built a series around British detective George Felse. This title, which initiated that series, is now published in the United States for the first time.
Emily Melton
The debut novel in Peters' long-running Inspector Felse series was originally published in 1951 but never appeared in hardcover in the U.S. Set in a small English town just after the end of World War II, it finds the stolid, intelligent Felse coping with walking his normal beat, dealing with minor traffic violations and the mate who's had one too many at the pub. With the end of the war, though, an influx of refugees disrupts the usually tranquil village of Comerford. When a young Nazi begins causing trouble in unobtrusive but nasty ways, Felse fears reprisals and trouble ahead. It turns out he's right, as both the Nazi and the son of Comerford's wealthiest citizen are found murdered. Unbeknownst to Felse, his teenage son, Dominic, takes it upon himself to solve the case single-handedly and puts himself in great peril. Setting the pattern for the 12 Felse stories that have succeeded this one over the last 43 years, Peters combines a jolly good mystery with unerring insight into the darker recesses of the human soul. Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892965199
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Series:
Felse Investigations Series , #1
Pages:
336

Meet the Author

Although she wrote under a number of pseudonyms, Edith Mary Pargeter (1913-1995) is perhaps best known as the mystery author Ellis Peters. Pargeter wrote the Brother Cadfael series featuring a medieval Benedictine monk. She won many writing awards during her lifetime and a number of her Brother Cadfael books were made into television movies.

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