The Green Inker by Chester Stern
Approx. 71,290 words.
Published on December 10, 2012.
In this old-fashioned whodunit Barrington Shakeshaft, a retired English eccentric with a colourful past, applies his own bizarre and unconventional methods to the investigation of a schoolboy's murder. Frustrating the police and infuriating the journalist with whom he works he, nonetheless, comes up with a most unexpected solution to the crime.