Death of an Airman: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
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“Bubbles over with zest and vitality … A most ingenious and exciting plot, full of good puzzles and discoveries and worked out among a varied cast of entertaining characters.”
– Dorothy L. Sayers
George Furnace, flight instructor at Baston Aero Club, dies instantly when his plane crashes into the English countryside. People who knew him are baffled – Furnace was a first-rate pilot, and the plane was in perfect condition – and the inquest records a verdict of death by misadventure.
An Australian visitor to the aero club, Edwin Marriott, Bishop of Cootamundra, suspects that the true story is more complicated. Could this be a dramatic suicide – or even murder? Together with Inspector Bray of Scotland Yard, the intrepid bishop must uncover a cunning criminal scheme.