The Beast Must Die
By Nicholas Blake
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I am going to kill a man. I don't know his name, I don't know where he lives, I have no idea what he looks like. But I am going to find him and kill him....... So commences this classic story of retribution. A modern crime classic of retribution describing a father's pursuit of revenge after his young son is killed in a hit-and-run accident.
Felix Lane is bent upon revenge for the death of his young son in a hit-and-run accident, and uses all the knowledge he has gained as a well-known crime writer to track down the culprit. The plot features amateur sleuth Nigel Strangeways, a character modelled on W.H. Auden. Cecil Day Lewis was Poet Laureate until his death in 1972, but he also made a distinguished contribution to detective fiction with over 20 superbly crafted novels written under the pseudonym 'Nicholas Blake' – The Beast Must Die is probably the best known of these. From the first to the last words of this exciting whodunit, you will be hooked! A modern classic of crime writing, read by one of our most talented actors, Nathaniel Parker, whose TV credits include "Vanity Fair" ('Rawdon Crawley') for the BBC, and "Far From The Madding Crowd" and "McCallum" for ITV.