Days before the 1964 General Election manager Patrick Fuller is found dead and the safe robbed at the flour mill he once owned but, financially strapped, he sold for a pittance to prospective Labour M.P. Geoffrey Pershore. Fuller's widow knows he was in an affair with a colleague's wife and the surly foreman, who blackmailed them, is the next corpse to be discovered. Bacchus discovers that Fuller was a Mason and infiltrates the local lodge to find a witness ,leading Gently and himself to not one but two killers. Written by
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Supposedly set in 1964, but a "Creature from the Black Lagoon" pinball machine (not manufactured until 1992) is visible in one scene. See more
[Maurice Hilton was a health inspector who traced an outbreak of food poisoning to Geoffrey Pershore's mill, but did not issue a closure notice because Pershore was a fellow Freemason
Yes, I remember this, now. Yeah, you blamed a Chinese chippy for the outbreak, didn't you?
It *deserved* to be closed. I found half a goat in the fridge once.
Scapegoat, was it?