The marvelous Sandor Seymour, multilingual Scotland Yard detective, has another delicate case to crack. A death in Athens.
And not just any death. The overweight coddled cat, companion to the exiled Sultan of Turkey, has been poisoned.
In 1912 Seymour is the only true member of Scotland Yard’s flying squad and the British Government’s man when precarious political situations call for delicate handling.
It all began, unpromisingly, with a cat
‘A cat?’ said Seymour disbelievingly
‘Surely I’ve not been sent out from London to investigate -‘
‘It was a very nice cat’, said the Second Secretary, mollifyingly, ‘one of those blue-eyed ones. Angora, I think you call them.’
‘Yes, well, maybe, but -‘
‘The Sultan was very fond of it’
A Dead Man in Athens is a delightful book, and reminds me somehow of old English films starring James Robertson Justice and Terry Thomas. Recommended for light reading and guaranteed to make you smile.
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