MALICE AND AFORETHOUGHT
When ancient Hadrian Bascombe summons his heirs to his bedside to announce he's bequeathing his vast fortune to just one of them, his malicious intent is to set them at each other's throat.
And it worked. Superintendent Mike Yeadings and his Thames Valley coppers now have their hands full investigating this cultured family whose members are meeting untimely deaths.
Greed appears to be the primary motive, but in stripping away the various facades, secrets are revealed that turn the tables in bizarre ways. With a stubborn refusal to accept the usual, Yeadings follows an intuitive thread that ends in confrontation with an embittered killer.
This is #9 in A Superintendent Mike Yeadings Mystery series.