The Harvest Murder was also published as
Death in the Hopfields
“The good doctor
continues to be a master of the science of detection.”—The New York Times
Sergeant Wragge happened to see it there,
lying by the side of the road, and decided to take care of it himself. After
all, a twelve-inch butcher knife is nothing to be left loose on a public
highway. When he noticed those curious stains on the blade, his suspicions were
more than aroused and he felt that he must be ready for trouble.
forebodings were swiftly corroborated by the events that followed—robbery, a
mysterious disappearance, perhaps murder; so he felt that he was justified in
demanding the aid of Scotland Yard. The careful investigations of Inspector
Hanslet and Jimmy Waghorn soon had them on the right track; but it was Dr.
Priestley’s quiet, seemingly enigmatic suggestion that finally unearthed the