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The quiet professor escaped the gallows once. Is he so confident of his ability to fool a jury that he'd try murder again?

In 1937, Professor Matthew Weir was arrested, tried and found not guilty of poisoning his interfering sister-in-law, but most observers said his good fortune was due to a good defense counsel and an overly confident local police force. To escape the prying eyes of his unforgiving neighbours, Weir packed up his family and moved them to a smallish Tudor manor house not too far from Oxford. But when his wife, an amateur herbalist, dies of poisoning in the spring of 1939, the local police - fearing Weir might luck out again - call in Scotland Yard.

Chief Inspector Dan Pardoe and Detective Sergeant Salt aren't so sure that the professor murdered his wife - or his sister-in-law for that matter. There are so many other possible suspects in and about the manor house, including a mysterious older woman who rented a nearby cottage and befriended Mrs Weir.

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