Lawrence Sheriff St, Rugby CV22 5EH, UK
Rugby School where Richard Hull studied.
(Edward Powell lives with his Aunt Mildred in the Welsh to...)
Edward Powell lives with his Aunt Mildred in the Welsh town of Llwll. His aunt thinks Llwll an idyllic place to live, but Edward loathes the countryside – and thinks the company even worse. In fact, Edward has decided to murder his aunt.
(Ford, the harried Secretary of the Whitehall Club, is des...)
Ford, the harried Secretary of the Whitehall Club, is desperate to please even the most disagreeable members just to be left in peace. So, it is a huge inconvenience for Ford when one of the club’s most vexatious members is found possibly poisoned and most definitely dead. It will be terrible for the club’s reputation and it seems easier for all if he finds a way to keep it quiet.
(Nicholas Latimer considers himself indispensable to adver...)
Nicholas Latimer considers himself indispensable to advertising agency NeO-aD – unlike his partners Barraclough and Spencer. Sometimes Nicholas thinks it would be better if he was running it by himself. If only some unfortunate accident would befall his colleagues.
(Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train....)
Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train. Twelve jurors sit in court. Four suspects are identified – but which of them is on trial? This novel has all the makings of a classic murder mystery, but with a twist: as Attorney-General Anstruther Blayton leads the court through prosecution and defense, Inspector Fenby carries out his investigation. All this occurs while the identity of the figure in the dock is kept tantalizingly out of reach.
Richard Hull studied at Rugby School in Warwickshire.
Richard Henry Sampson entered the British Army at the age of eighteen. With the outbreak of the First World War, he started to serve as an officer in an infantry battalion and in the Machine Gun Corps.
After the end of the war, he worked for a firm of chartered accountants in the early 1920s. Later Sampson set up his own practice. He became a full-time writer in 1934 when his first book The Murder of My Aunt was published. He wrote his books under a pseudonym – Richard Hull.
When the Second World War began, Sampson was recalled to the army and became an auditor with the Admiralty in London. He held this post until the mid-1950s. He wrote such books as Keep It Quiet, Murder Isn't Easy, Excellent Intentions and Until She Was Dead. Richard Henry Sampson ceased to write detective fiction after 1953.
(Ford, the harried Secretary of the Whitehall Club, is des...)1935
(Nicholas Latimer considers himself indispensable to adver...)1936
(Edward Powell lives with his Aunt Mildred in the Welsh to...)1934
(Great Barwick's least popular man is murdered on a train....)1938
Richard Sampson was a member of the Detection Club. He also was a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Richard Henry Sampson was known as a kind-hearted man.