John Mapstead kept twelve horses at his riding-stables. Eight were for hire, three came and went mysteriously in connexion with race meetings and one was for his own use. It was in the loose-box of the latter that they found his battered body, and the horse was squealing mad and had blood on its hoof.
The verdict of the inquest with Death by Misadventure, but Dame Beatrice Bradley, Gladys Mitchell’s unique detective, began to make inquiries which uncovered one strange feature of the case after another, until by a cold process of deduction she and her secretary were in a position to prove just what had been gong on in the Hampshire countryside.
Fantastic Upcoming Captain Pugwash Events!
We're delighted to announce that there are a series of fantastic upcoming Captain Pugwash events over the next year.
27.05.2017 - 31.01.2018: Pugwash art works and objects to be included in 'Shiver My Timbers Exhibition' at 'The Word', the newly-built National Centre for the Written Word in South Shields, Tyne & Wear. An exhibition all about pirates in literature, legend and on the screen.
22.07.2017 'Festival of the Sea' raft racing and events featuring Pugwash in publicity material, including a Pugwash trail through the town of Rye.
August - September 2017: Rye Station facsimiles of Pugwash artworks
20.10.2018 - 22.04.2019: Pugwash artworks and objects to be included in the exhibition 'A Pirate's Life for Me.' At the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London.