Waldo and Averil Keelagher are looking forward to holidaying in the south of France in their new caravan, so are dismayed to hear that Waldo’s unbearable stock-broking uncle will be joining them.
Not long after their arrival on the Riviera, however, Waldo finds Uncle George dead in the wasteland of the Esterel. Panicking, Waldo and Averil pack the body into the back of their car and rush to the nearest police station in Cannes. Things take a turn for the peculiar when after reporting the crime, the couple return to the car to find it has been stolen – with George’s body still inside.
Superintendent Littlejohn, who happens to be on holiday nearby, soon finds himself caught up in one of his most complicated and unorthodox cases yet…
Death in the Wasteland was originally published in 1964.