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James Tarrant’s position as an assistant chemist in a sleepy village backwater does not satisfy his craving for wealth. Merle Weir, a nurse at a local convalescent home agrees to help him in a not-quite-legal scheme, believing Tarrant will marry her. They will sell their own indigestion remedy on the back of another’s reputation. When he breaks his promise and becomes engaged to another, Merle talks of revenge. Could she really have murdered Tarrant? Inspector French investigates.
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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.
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Book Description House of Stratus Ltd, 2001. Soft cover. Condition: New. 14329 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # BU-1533A
Book Description House of Stratus Ltd, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1842324004