At first, the women hadn’t believed Dodd was dead. They had put him in his pyjamas, fixed up his wound with plaster and lint, and put him to bed. Then, they’d realised he had died quietly whilst in their hands.
When Harry Dodd calls Dorothy Nicholls for a ride home from the pub, she and her mother think he’s just had too much to drink. Little do they know that he’s dying of a stab wound to the back. By the time they get him home, he’s dead.
Who would want to kill Harry Dodd? To all his friends, Dodd was a kind man living a life of routine. Was it a random attack? Or someone nearer to his inner circle? When Inspector Littlejohn and Cromwell are called in to investigate this murder, they uncover the dark side to the Dodds: a power-hungry family rife with secrets and manipulation. Perhaps Dodd’s life was not as simple as it seemed… As more motives and more enemies emerge, Littlejohn is determined learn if Dodd was the target in a deadly game of revenge.
Bogged down by jealousy, greed, and spurned lovers, Littlejohn has more suspects than he can handle. And as the body count rises, it seems he might have more than one murderer on his hands…
A Knife for Harry Dodd was first published in 1953.