Creasey, John: Death of a Postman
A typical Inspector West story. It’s a police procedural and also a story of the West family over the years. The novel opens a few days before Christmas with Roger West having to break the news to Tom Bryant’s wife that her husband has been killed on his way home from work. There is no obvious motive but 'Handsome' West knows there has to be one. Is there a connection with a series of outrageous and bold daylight crimes that have taken place? With their first lead killed, every short-cut blocked and a re-appearing fingerprint, West, in checking the sorter's private life, discovers an organized conspiracy to steal packages from mail trucks.
This book has also been published as Parcels for Inspector West.