Book List in Order: 18 titles

  • Superintendent Pollard must shatter the veneer of respectability surrounding members of an upper-class English family from the country, all prime suspects in the mysterious death of their long-time housekeeper. Glade Manor had been the home of the...


  • Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Pollard and his wife Jane are on vacation--which doesn't mean that murder is too. Idly noticing a dilapidated farmhouse in the countryside where they are walking, and a young man vainly attempting to raise someone i...


  • When the unpopular Dr. John Paterson, head of the combined geology and geography department at Minstow College, is found dead on a ledge halfway down a cliff, local police, suspecting murder, discover he had several enemies and an heir...


  • What must a criminal do to avoid inner demons and still conceal his crime? Scotland Yard's Inspector Tom Pollard and his engaging assistant, Gregory Toye, are on the prowl again in the murder case fraught with complication, twists, and surprises....


  • Woodcombe was a quiet village until Edward Tuke came to visit. The polite unassuming young American managed to meet several people in the short time before he was found murdered in Manor Woods, not far from a local Bronze Age statue. Many people w...



  • Francis Peck, warden of Fairlynch Manor, a stately home owned by the government, was a most unlikely person to be murdered. He was a charming middle-aged gentleman, happily married with one son and very popular in the district during the short time h...


  • Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Pollard of New Scotland Yard visits a sleepy village in the English countryside for what he thinks will be a quiet holiday, but his plans are ruined when some hikers discover a very modern skeleton in an ancient Cel...


  • The peaceful little village of Ambercombe is appalled by a succession of outrageous, horrifying occurrences. -- The eccentric spinster Ethel Ridd, housekeeper to the recently deceased vicar of the parish, scandalizes the villagers by publicly decla...






  • What riddles lie behind the doors of the normally sedate Ramsden Literary and Scientific Society that could have led to the death of a pretty young librarian? What secrets were hidden in the rare and valuable books that appear to have been stolen? Wh...


  • Secrets can’t stay buried forever… Everyone in Corbury is looking forward to the town's millenary celebration. Everyone, that is, except Bernard Lister. Brought up by his aunt and uncle, Bernard never got along with his new family, and as s...


  • IT BEGAN AS A QUIET HOLIDAY. IT ENDED IN MURDER. Conscientious young Wendy Shaw would never have gone off and left the baby she was minding. Yet the baby is found alone and Wendy has disappeared. Detective Inspector Pollard and Inspector Toye have...


  • There is no greater disaster than greed… When Audrey Vickers is found dead in her bedroom " poisoned by chocolates posted through her letterbox " suspicion is immediately thrown on her niece, Drusilla, who she is known to have argued with da...


  • Does someone in the village have a motive for murder…? The aristocratic Tirle family have made their Elizabethan manor house, Brent, open to the public for the first time in its history. All seems to be going well… until a corpse is discove...


  • Dark secrets lurk behind every door… The peace of the English countryside is shattered one August morning by the discovery of a skeleton in the boot of a dumped car. A murder has been uncovered and when Detective Superintendent Pollard and De...


  • Who in the village has a motive for murder…? 1966, Rural England When a body washes up at the banks of the river in Affacombe village, the residents are thrown into disarray. It turns out to be the quiet and solitary matron at the loca...


  • Death Wish Beatrice Baynes was the sort of interfering, overbearing, hateful woman a lot of people wished dead. The god-daughter she tormented wished it. The nephew she could disinherit too easily wished it. The young teacher she had disgraced wis...


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    Detective Chief Superintendent Tom Pollard and his wife Jane are on vacation--which doesn't mean that murder is too. Idly noticing a dilapidated farmhouse in the countryside where they are walking, and a young man vainly attempting to raise someone i...