An elderly tramp is found murdered on a roadside, the only clue being a square of cardboard tied to the victim's ragged overcoat with the word 'Three' written upon it. Then, a gentleman - the Chairman of the Imperial Cochineal Company - is shot while waiting in traffic in the back of a taxi. Next to his body is found another square of cardboard, this time inscribed with the word 'Four'. So begins The Silent Murders, a gripping, fast-paced tale of unexpected twists, momentous characters, and pernicious flair ... it must be an A. G. Macdonell crime classic. The Silent Murders was first published in 1929 at the height of crime fiction's popularity. It is one of several crime novels written by A. G. Macdonell under the pseudonym Neil Gordon.