Written by Cyril Hare, Tragedy at Law follows the self-important High Court judge Mr Justice Barber as he moves across the South presiding over cases from town to town. When he receives an anonymous letter warning of imminent revenge, he dismisses it as the work of a harmless lunatic, but when a second letter appears - along with a poisoned box of his favourite chocolates - he begins to fear for his life. He turns to barrister and amateur detective Francis Pettigrew for help - can he find out who is threatening Barber? And will the fact he was once in love with Barber's wife cloud his judgment? A classic mystery from an influential crime writer.