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Some crooks have tried to snatch the plump son of a business tycoon, and have accidentally made off with his playmate instead. But they're not changing their plan: a payment is to be delivered to them or a small corpse is to be delivered to Inspector Ghote. But what kind of ransom can a mere tailor's boy demand? And, as something more unpleasant than just a ransom note arrives from the kidnappers, are the police helping to keep the boy in one piece?

©1972 H. R. F. Keating (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A mixed experience

Having listened to all of Tarquin Hall's and Sam Dastor's Vish Puri mysteries, i was hoping to find another such wonderful combination. It was a much more sombre experience, and although Sam Dastor does a fantastic reading again, the bleakness and repeated misery of Inspector Ghotte's hierarchicaly constrained and tortured existence was too much for me in the end...

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  • notlad
  • 27-04-18

Well told, but horrible ending.

I have listened to 2 of these. This one was better than the first one, but the ending was absolutely unfair and disturbing. I don't want another one.