When the body of Campbell, the landscape painter, is found in a stream, his head dashed against the pointed rocks, none of the inhabitants of Kirkcudbright is particularly grieved. He was an offensive man, liked by no-one. Lord Peter Wimsey could imagine the artist stepping back, the stagger, the fall, down to where the pointed rocks grinned like teeth.
But was it an accident? Wimsey is convinced otherwise but it's not easy to investigate a crime in a village whose inhabitants are hostile to outsiders. And how could Campbell still have been painting at least 10 hours after he died?
Six people did not regret Campbell's death - five were red herrings.
Set in the unusual background of an artists' colony in Galloway, in the south of Scotland, Five Red Herrings is one of the best of Dorothy L. Sayers' murder-mystery novels which made her the leading writer in the detective fiction field.
This paperback is in good condition with light spine creases, mild corner wear, and a reader's crease.