THE TIPSTER

GERALD VERNER

Book review

I am running short of words to describe this book.It’s one of the most outstanding, superb, excellent, awesome, fantastic and mind blowing, fantabulous thrillers, I have ever read. I have also added another Author to my hot favorite list, Gerald Verner. Wow! He’s a sheer creative genius and a master story teller. I can’t believe that a crime thriller like this would be sooooo good that I can’t help but keep on praising it. Deserves a perfect ten for everything, the plot, characterization, the building of suspense, unexpected twists and turns, and a truly gripping story.

Set against the locality around London, the story begins with a mysterious stranger calling from a public telephone kiosk to the Newspaper office of The Daily Clarion and speaks to the News Editor, John Tully, announcing his intention to murder five people beginning with Lord Latimer, Senior Steward of the Jockey Club. The News Editor contacts the Newbury police but they ignore it, considering it a hoax. Unfortunately, the threat is executed and Lord Latimer is found dead by his butler, Masters. A freelance journalist, Gordon Cross and his wife, Vicki, jump into the fray to investigate along with the Superintendent Budd and Sergeant Leeks from the Scotland Yard with a deal for an exclusive on the story. While driving, Vicki orders Gordon to avoid hitting a person on bicycle, who’s none other than the blackmailer, Maurice Swayne. Budd, Gordon, and his wife, Vicki, learn from Masters about hearing a gunshot and whistling of a tune. Later, Maurice also turns up, playing the same tune ” β€œClair de Lune”.

The game of murders has just begun with the murderer calling himself “The Tipster”, contacting the Daily Clarion to announce his second murder. Will Superintendent Budd from the Scotland Yard and Gordon Cross stop the psychopath from killing the other four? Who are the other possible intended victims and what did they do to incur the wrath of a madman who’s genius enough to plant fake clues to avoid incriminating himself? I was almost biting my nails as the story progressed.

I highly recommend it for all the murder mystery lovers and also those who love good psychological thrillers.

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7 thoughts on “THE TIPSTER

  1. Thank you so much, dear sweet Elvira. I loved reading this book. Lots of love hugs, smiles, coffees, cakes and all the happiness. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦πŸ¦

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  2. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    I can imagine, sounds great! Have a lovely day full of love, hugs, smiles, fun, coffee, cakes relaxing time and happiness! πŸ™β™₯οΈπŸ«πŸŒΈπŸ’–πŸŒΈβ™₯οΈπŸ«πŸŒΈπŸ’–πŸŒΈπŸ«πŸ¨πŸ«πŸ¨πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ₯žβ˜•πŸ₯žβ˜•πŸ₯žπŸ™

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  3. Thank you so much, dear Jeff. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️🌹🌹🌹. Your sweet comments motivate me so much.

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