By Barbara Cleverly
Scotland backyard Detective Joe Sandilands is stuck off defend one evening in 1933 through a mobile name from a distressed boy named Jackie Drummond, who simply will be the illegitimate son Joe by no means knew he had. Jackie is in hassle at his Sussex boarding institution, the place a instructor has been murdered. whilst Joe will get himself assigned to the research, he learns the boarding university case is extra advanced than it sounds as if: a daunting variety of boys, all from prosperous households, have long past lacking over the school’s historical past, and by way of a few twist of fate not one of the households have up on their sons' whereabouts.
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