20% OFF SITEWIDE** with code READ20

Death Has Deep Roots

A Second World War Mystery

Published: November 2019
SKU: 9781492699538

Ships to United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa and 2 other countries.

View Shipping Details


Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

An eager London crowd awaits the trial of Victoria Lamartine, hotel worker, ex-French Resistance fighter, and the only logical suspect for the murder of her supposed lover, Major Eric Thoseby. Lamartine—who once escaped from the clutches of the Gestapo—is set to meet her end at the gallows.

One final opportunity remains: the defendant calls on solicitor Nap Rumbold to replace the defence counsel,and grants an eight-day reprieve from the proceedings. Without any time to spare, Rumbold boards a ferry across the Channel, tracing the roots of the brutal murder back into the war-torn past.

Expertly combining authentic courtroom drama at the Old Bailey with a perilous quest for evidence across France, Death Has Deep Roots is an unorthodox marvel of the mystery genre.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 5.25 in x 8 in
  • Pages: 288
  • Case Count: 12
  • Series: British Library Crime Classics
"A masterly job of blending whodunit, courtroom drama, and thriller...readers who like their detection balanced by action will be more than satisfied. " — Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"This latest addition to the British Library Crime Classics series shows Gilbert at his best, displaying both impressive psychological acuity and innovative plotting, combining courtroom drama with amateur sleuthing." — Booklist
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Death Has Deep Roots
Your Rating
All content and design copyright © Sourcebooks, LLC 2023. All Rights Reserved.