John Creasey wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms during his career as a novelist.
This is one of the Chief Inspector Roger West books known alternatively as ‘A Case for Inspector West’ in the UK.
Members of an extended family are gradually being shot dead in their cars and houses in The Home Counties, Yorkshire, and the West Midlands. CI West has a suspect in mind but he seems more interested in having relationships with women and sponging money off them than killing their male relations. The plot is suspenseful, moves along quickly, and involves putting together a picture from various clues that makes a jarring, fractured image. Eventually another shooting results in the shooter being arrested, however the truth dawns that not all the victims were shot by the same person…
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So many skilled and or prolific writers that I have never heard of. I shall have to root around and see if I can get one of his early works.