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Death of a brother

Short Story (2,300 words)

Poisoning whodunnit set among expatriates in a desert location. Seven people are relaxing round a tennis court. Harvey Paynton, dishonest and a womaniser, drinks a glass of orange juice and is poisoned. The six others drinking from the same jug are safe. It is months before anyone works out how it was done.

Evening Standard, 29 November, 1951.
Reprinted as "The Mystery of Kela Ouai" in This Week's Stories of Mystery and Suspense, ed. Stewart Bleach, 1957, p. 68 - 73.

Included in the collection Crime and Detection, ed. John Higgins.