By Michael Pearce
Malta, 1913, and sizzling air balloons hover over the Grand Harbour. one in every of them comes down within the water yet not anyone is harm - other than that the balloonist dies later while taken into the Naval health facility for a check-up. yet he isn't the single person who had died there by surprise, as a letter to The Times issues out, and a distinct investigator, Seymour of the international place of work, is distributed out from London to determine what's going on.
For in 1913 Malta continues to be a British protectorate, ruled by means of the British; certainly, with its pink postboxes, English beer and English language it kind of feels like an unique Little Britain. however the rumblings of warfare are achieving out to that small island within the Mediterranean and lots of of the previous Maltese households have gotten divided of their loyalties: while staunchly supportive to the British and but beginning to query Malta's subordinate prestige and considering even if the time has come to strike out an self sufficient course for themselves.
So the letter to The Times has touched a uncooked nerve, as Seymour quickly unearths out: is it a critique of undesirable nursing practises? Or is there a special, extra sinister clarification to those unexpected deaths?
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'The regular velocity, atmospheric layout, and targeted description re-create a sophisticated urban. A urged old sequence' Library Journal
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A Dead Man in Malta by Michael Pearce