You'd Better Believe ItBook - 2008
This is Bill James' first mystery: a dark, menacing novel that introduced Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur to readers in England and the United States. Harpur's domain is a small seaport city south of London. It's not unusual for the big-town criminals to consider such a spot as easy prey. At such times a policeman must rely keenly upon his colleagues, to be sure, and also upon his retinue of "narks," i.e., tipsters. This time it's a Lloyd's branch that's the target. When the heist is postponed, a policeman is killed. One nark, then another, is murdered. As Harpur becomes driven to his limit, he must bypass regulations and settle things once and for all with a vicious crook named Holly. But not necessarily on his own terms.
Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont : Countryman Pr, 2008
Edition: 2nd Paper Back ed
Branch Call Number: M JAMES BILL
Characteristics: 157 p. ; 21 cm