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To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, 'The King of Detective Story Writers', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television. A new chemical process that will make millions: that's the glittering promise held out to Jack Penrose and his fiancee, Pam Grey, when they're invited to join a team of inventors in Belfast. But Pam is wary. She doesn't trust the inventors or Mr Reginald Platt, who comes to assess the viability of the new process - or to steal it? When Platt's body is washed up on the Irish coast, it looks like an accident, maybe suicide, but Inspector French suspects murder and must find the vital clues to lead him to the truth.
To mark the publishing centenary of Freeman Wills Crofts, 'The King of Detective Story Writers', this is one of six classic crime novels being issued in 2020 featuring Inspector French, coming soon to television. The Jane Vosper is plunged to the bottom of the Atlantic by a series of explosions in her hold. With no innocent explanation of the cause, it appears that someone must have sunk the ship for the insurance money. When The Land and Sea Insurance Company's official investigator then disappears, Inspector French is called in from Scotland Yard to find him. French decides that the only way to find his missing person is to solve the baffling mystery of the sinking of the Jane Vosper first...
'A corpse in a blood-soaked room; a locked door and a locked window; a masked man; a beautiful girl trussed inside a wardrobe; and now a pretender to the throne! This is superb!' One July morning in the seaside town of Amnestie, just before eight o'clock, the amateur sleuth Mr Verity is striding down from his villa for an early swim. Bemused by the sight of a man climbing into a window at The Charter Hotel, Verity's curious enquiry at the reception desk pitches him headlong into a murder investigation. But the sleuth relishes a challenge, and with an abundance of suspects and multiple impossible elements to the case, this affair promises to be satisfying sport indeed. This ingenious mystery, bustling with a wit, pace and theatricality that would later blossom in Shaffer's dramatic works, returns to print for the first time since 1951 complete with the original illustrations by Nicolas Bentley.
A stunning new edition with deluxe cover treatments, ribbon markers, luxury endpapers and gilded edges. The unabridged text is accompanied by a Glossary of Victorian and Literary terms produced for the modern reader. Originally published as a series in The Strand Magazine, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's second collection of Sherlock Holmes stories was originally intended to mark the final appearance of the brilliant detective. Holmes' exceptional powers of observation and deduction are once more put to the test in these twelve adventures full of murder and intrigue, culminating in The Final Problem . After finally meeting his match in Professor James Moriarty, a nefarious criminal mastermind, Holmes must face off against his most dangerous nemesis yet. The FLAME TREE COLLECTABLE CLASSICS are chosen to create a delightful and timeless home library.