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Robbed blind
Hart, Roy.
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New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990.
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Booklist Review

Superintendent Roper returns in Hart's latest addition to his series featuring the antique-loving British police detective. This time the action occurs in the tiny, picturesque village of Little Crow, where Stella Pumfrey, a wealthy woman with a boorish, boozing, and penniless husband, is found dead at the foot of her staircase. Roper quickly discovers that she has been murdered by someone who knew the house well enough to present the corpse as the victim of a plunge down the stairs. As usual, the thorough Roper carefully works his way through the evidence to turn up a most enterprising murderer. The author has the traditional British procedural formula down pat, meaning that fans can simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the puzzle as Roper obligingly and entertainingly unravels it. No surprises here, which makes the book perfect for all those who want "another one just like the last one." --Stuart Miller

Publisher's Weekly Review

A case with too many suspects threatens to unsettle even suave, unruffled Inspector Roper in the latest of Hart's estimable British procedurals. When rich Stella Pumfrey is killed in a fall, Roper theorizes that the robbers infesting his bailiwick are guilty, but he soon finds other avenues to explore. Stella's husband loves her money, not her person; the victim's sister rejoices openly in the death; Mrs. Wainer, claiming a close friendship with Stella, isn't quite convincing. There are others, Roper discovers as he feels himself becoming entangled in a web of deceit, who could have murdered Stella for revenge and profit. After separating facts from a confusion of lies, the detective finally enjoys the immense satisfaction of putting the guilty behind bars. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved