“Not content with mucking up my front garden with corpses, you dare to suggest that the wretched creature passed out in my house!”
The detective Mr. Moh, an enthusiastic gardener, is angered by the wanton destruction of his neighbour Miss Hyde’s flower-beds. He enlists the help of his friend Inspector Gorham to prevent further herbaceous vandalism – but the second they’re on the case the corpse of a naked woman is found in the next-door garden.
No one appears to have known the dead woman well, or have had good reason to strangle her. Yet the home’s owner, Lewis Hardwicke, has returned from abroad unexpectedly at almost exactly the same time as the murder. And the woman’s hat has been found on the premises of another neighbour’s house . . . why was it necessary to silence the unfortunate Ellen Shields? Why was Miss Hyde’s dog missing, then injured? And why have the flowerbeds been trampled? Trust Mr. Moh and Inspector Gorham to solve this most baffling of cases.
Death Has No Tongue was originally published in 1938. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.
|Publisher:||Dean Street Press|
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About the Author
The author wrote a series of well-received romantic novels in the 1920's, but her career in crime fiction did not begin until 1930 with the publication of The Mystery of Sett which introduced one of her series detectives, Chief-Inspector Gorham. Her Asian detective, Mr. Moh, made his first appearance a year later and became a long-standing recurring sleuth in the author's crime fiction.
Joan A. Cowdroy, a life-long spinster, died in Sussex in 1946.