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The Trouble with Harry

Jack Trevor Story

288 pages
Allison & Busby Ltd

A dark comedy of errors made famous by Alfred Hitchcock. With a new introduction by Michael Moorcock
On the outskirts of a small town, young Abie discovers the body of a middle-aged man in the woods. Three people are convinced they are responsible for Harry’s death: Captain Wiles thinks he accidentally shot him while hunting rabbits; Miss Graveley thinks she may have done more damage than she intended when she hit him with her shoe – and Abie’s mother reveals that it might have been her too.
The police are called in to investigate, but meanwhile artist Sam Marlow becomes a good-natured sleuth, helping the townspeople to bury, dig up, and rebury the corpse in an effort to evade the authorities and finally discover the truth about Harry.

Author Bio
Jack Trevor Story was born in Hertford in 1917 and was published prolifically from the 1940s to the 1970s. The Trouble with Harry is his best-selling work and he is also known for the Albert Argyle trilogy and his Horace Spurgeon novels. Story was respected by many in the media; he wrote a weekly column for The Guardian in the 1970s, and appeared on TV in the series Jack on the Box as well as writing several screenplays before his death in 1991.