Publish date: January 15th 2000
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#29)
The second appearance of Ricky Alleyn, who makes a good showing at the beginning of the novel, managing to nicely encompass aspects of both his parents, but then unfortunately catches a bad case of too-stupid-to-live and fades off the screen. More a 2.5 than 3 star novel, dragging considerably in t...
[These notes were made in 1984:]. A companion piece to Clutch of Constables, in that another of Alleyn's loved ones, this time his son Ricky, gets involved with the criminals. Ricky is a young man with a talent for writing who falls for a striking older woman. Striking older woman is part of a rat...