Coupon
Mystery in the Channel
by Freeman Wills Crofts and Martin Edwards


Overview - The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark red stain on the deck Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $12.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 10.36

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
 
 

More About Mystery in the Channel by Freeman Wills Crofts; Martin Edwards
 
 
 
Overview
The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark red stain on the deck Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel. Inspector French soon discovers a world of high-powered banking, luxury yachts and international double-dealing. British and French coastal towns, harbours and of course the Channel itself provide an alluring backdrop to this nautical adventure, along with a cast of shady characters."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781464206719
  • ISBN-10: 1464206716
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 278


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Historical

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

At the start of Croftss solid seventh procedural featuring Scotland Yards Inspector French, first published in 1931 (after Sir John Magills Last Journey), a steamship encounters a yacht adrift in the English Channel. Aboard the smaller boat are the corpses of two men, who were partners in Moxons General Securities, an investment firm. The Sussex County Constabulary calls on French to investigate. The grim find comes after the firm declared a deficit of about £8 million, causing a panic on the British Stock Exchange. A third partner and the accountant have gone missing as well. French methodically evaluates means, motive, opportunity, and the proffered alibis, after concluding that the killer was no stranger to his victims. Modern readers may find this entry in the British Library Classics series a bit dry, but its one of Croftss better efforts, redeemed by touches of humor (e.g., Frenchs greatest friendship on the force survived perhaps the greatest test which could have been imposed on it, a walking tour in the Scottish highlands lasting for ten days). (Jan.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews