His Prey Was Man
by Arthur Gask (1942)
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)
A lovely young wife with a shameful secret was being heartlessly blackmailed. In desperation she appealed to Gilbert Larose, an audacious, resolute man who, many times before, had not hesitated to take the law in his own hands.
Larose approached the blackmailer with grim and fearful threats, and the next night the man was found shot in the lonely glade of a dark wood. The blackmailer, however, had shared his knowledge. Again the young wife was in danger, and, to make matters worse, Larose was suspected of murder. But what happened to him and how Justice, if not the Law, was satisfied forms another long, thrilling and highly dramatic episode in the career of Gilbert Larose, “the most famous crime investigator in fiction.”