The Hog’s Back is a ridge in Surrey and the setting for the disappearance of several locals. A doctor vanishes, followed by a nurse with whom he was acquainted, then a third person. Inspector French deduces murder, but there are no bodies. Eventually he is able to prove his theory and show that a fourth murder has been committed.
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Freeman Wills Crofts was born in Dublin in 1879 and died in 1957. He worked for a Northern Irish railway company as an engineer until 1929, before turning to detective fiction His plots reveal his mathematical training and he specialised in the seemingly unbreakable alibi, laying layer upon layer within his stories. He loved ships and trains and the intricacies of transport timetables feature in many of his stories. Crofts’ best-known character is Inspector Joseph French. French appears for the first time in Inspector French’s Greatest Case. He is a detective who achieves his results through dogged persistence.Review:
'As pretty a piece of work as Inspector French has done - On the level of Mr Crofts' very best; which is saying something.' - Daily Telegraph
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Book Description London: House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111842323962
Book Description London: House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Crisp Firm Clean copy ! 331 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 115372
Book Description London: House of Stratus, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1842323962