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Murder On Mars


Publishing details:

UK: Faber, 1975, in print until about 1979, h/b. ISBN 0-571-10717-6.

Synopsis:

An engineer on Mars Base has been found dead in a crater with cuts in his spacesuit. Morrey, Serge and Tony -'astrotecs' as they are now known - have a large number of suspects to interview, but cunning questioning soon uncovers an obvious suspect. However Tony is not so sure they have the right man, and plans some - very dangerous - solo detective work.

Commentary:

Lacking the novelty of 'Tony Hale, Space Detective' this is nonetheless an entertaining read. The finale, where the murderer commits suicide, is quite memorable.