A cat burglar named "The Creeper" is breaking into the estates of Causton, and an alcoholic writer threatening a "tell-all" book about his friends turns up dead.

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DCI Barnaby finds himself in charge of investigating The Creeper, a man who has been entering peoples homes in the dead of night, after the Chief Constable becomes the latest victim. It all becomes more serious when after one of the burglaries, a man is found dead in his bed. The dead man is David roper, a ghostwriter by profession who was staying with the Chettam family. They had spent the previous evening at the home of Jack Filby who now owned the Chettham estate forcing the family to live in the dower house. Filby and roper had a very loud argument after dinner with Roper, a reformed alcoholic, storming out of the house with a bottle of brandy in hand. He made it back to the dower house and was put to bed. The mystery grows when a second attendee at the same dinner is murdered and the Creeper visits the Barnabys in the dead of night, not to steal anything but to leave behind two clues. The discovery of a Chettham family secret, the second death and a bit of DNA testing not only ... Written by garykmcd

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Jane Booker (as Mrs Lovell) comments the back door was left open, because the cat won't use the CAT FLAP. Rik Mayall appeared in a TV series called "Filthy Rich & Catflap" (1987). See more »

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CC Richard Lovell: [to the cat] Go on.
[opens door]
CC Richard Lovell: Out you go.
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The Old Uncooperative Rich Family
17 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again Barnaby and his sidekick have to get past a group of snobbish landowners. Even when a murder is committed, they have no interest in assisting the police. Oh, yes, we have the vampish daughter who drinks too much and embarrasses the family. The second plot has to do with a near-mythical burglar named the Creeper. This figure comes into people's homes while they sleep and brazenly robs them, sometimes moving around their sleeping bodies. It isn't that there is anything inherently wrong with all this, except it has been done to death. The creeper even shows up at Barnaby's, Joyce awakening while he is in their bedroom. There are some pretty far-fetched events and the characters, while hating each other, still keep secrets.


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