"When will you pay me, say the bells of Old Bailey"
Nothing really happens in the sleepy village of Long Greeting. Until five people commit suicide within the space of nine weeks. Is this suicide from fear of blackmail or the work of a ruthless murderer? When another strangling occurs in the nearby town of Ravenchuch, it's obvious that something's rotten in this quiet corner of rural England, and the police will have to act fast to prevent further tragedy...
Scotland Yard is soon on the scene, but more deaths occur before Detective-Inspector Raikes puts the pieces together.
Originally published in 1947, this is a classic murder mystery from the golden age of detection.
Dorothy Bowers was an advocate of "fair play" mysteries, in which all the clues are cunningly displayed within the story for the reader. The Bells at Old Bailey was her last novel. Bowers died in 1948 from tuberculosis, having been inducted the prestigious Detection Club a few months earlier.