The Grave-digger of Monks Arden
by Arthur Gask (1938)
Arthur Cecil Gask (1872-1951) was born in London and practised as a dental surgeon for more than forty years in England and Australia. Following retirement in 1933 he devoted himself to writing. He died in North Adelaide, South Australia.
(Featuring Gilbert Larose)
In Colchester a recently bereaved husband sees in a shop-window a plaster-cast made from a death mask of his dead wife. He is sure no death mask of her was ever taken; and in great distress, asks Gilbert Larose, the famous investigator, to solve the mystery. Larose is soon upon the track of a sinister figure, but immediately he finds the trail crossing that of a far greater criminal who believes he has committed two murders and will never be found out.