ALL ROADS TO SOSPEL by George Bellairs


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Vacationing in the south of France, Chief Superintendent Littlejohn (Devious Murder, 1980) is asked by French officials to help find the murderer of Peter Butterfield--a shady, loud-mouthed English tourguide who's been found shot on a dangerous mountain road near the town of Sospel. Prime suspect: tour bus driver Sid Bennion, who has disappeared (leaving behind a busload of resentful tourists) and reappears just as another body is found--that of Lil, a girl whose favors both Butterfield and Bennion were enjoying. But Littlejohn's investigation, with help from an old SûretÉ pal, focuses mostly on the Cozy Tours tycoon: London Financier Wilfrid Fenner, a sinister type complete with mute bodyguard and venerable Rolls-Royce. Unsurprising motive, unsurprising villain--but the French scene and the comically angry tourists help to make this a mild, sprightly entertainment.

Pub Date: Nov. 24th, 1981
Publisher: Walker