The Fever Tree and Other Stories
A short story collection published by Hutchinson in 1982
In this collection of eleven stories, murder is committed for reasons of fear, jealousy, cupidity, and out of sheer compulsion, while the settings include an African game park, a sinister ruined cemetery, an East Anglian seaside resort, and the gloomy purlieus of Epping Forest.
Contains: “The Fever Tree”, “The Dreadful Day of Judgement”, “A Glowing Future”, “An Outside Interest”, “A Case of Coincidence”, “Thornapple” (a novella), “May and June”, “A Needle for The Devil”, “Front Seat”, “Paintbox Place” and “The Wrong Category”.
“A Glowing Future”, an episode in the fourth series of Anglia TV’s Tales of the Unexpected, was dramatised by Ross Thomas in 1981.
“A Case of Coincidence” was adapted for TV by Geoffrey Case in 1996.
“Thornapple”, “May and June”, and “Front Seat” were all adapted for TV in 1997.
“The Wrong Category” read by Nick Moran for BBC Radio 4 in 2002.
Dramatised by Yvonne Antrobus for BBC Radio 4 in 2006.
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