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The Hog's Back Mystery

The Hog's Back Mystery

A British Library Crime Classic

by Freeman Wills Crofts
Paperback
Publication Date: 07/07/2015
RRP  $28.95 $28.75
Mystery crime fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder

'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

Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside. When Dr Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue-and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple's peaceful rural life.

The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle's house guests among them. What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive? This fiendishly complicated puzzle is one that only Inspector French can solve.

Freeman Wills Crofts was a master of the intricately and ingeniously plotted detective novel, and The Hog's Back Mystery shows him at the height of his powers. This new edition of a classic mystery is introduced by the crime fiction expert Martin Edwards.
ISBN:
9781464203817
9781464203817
Category:
Crime & Mystery
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
07-07-2015
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
319
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x25mm
Weight:
0.35kg
Freeman Wills Crofts

Once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers', Freeman Wills Crofts was an Irish railway engineer whose brilliant first mystery novel, The Cask, was motivated by an extended illness in 1919.

Outselling Agatha Christie, and renowned for his ingenious plotting and meticulous attention to detail, Crofts followed up with The Ponson Case (1921) and no less than thirty books featuring the iconic Scotland Yard detective, Inspector French.

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