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Calamity in Kent - John Rowland
Calamity in Kent
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In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning, a dead body is locked inside - a man who has been stabbed in the back. Jimmy London, a newspaper reporter, is first... show more
In the peaceful seaside town of Broadgate, an impossible crime occurs. The operator of the cliff railway locks the empty carriage one evening; when he returns to work next morning, a dead body is locked inside - a man who has been stabbed in the back. Jimmy London, a newspaper reporter, is first on the scene. He is quick on the trail for clues - and agrees to pool his knowledge with Inspector Shelley of Scotland Yard, who is holidaying in the area. Mistrustful of the plodding local policeman, Inspector Beech, the two men launch their own investigation into the most baffling locked-room mystery - a case that could reignite Jimmy's flagging career, but one that exposes him to great danger.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781464205774 (1464205779)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
Category:
Mystery
Series: Inspector Shelley (#20)
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2.0 Calamity in Kent
Calamity in Kent, though published in 1950, has the feel of a novel published in 1930. (Therefore the offhand mentions of the Black Market and rationing felt a little strange. But they're very accurate for 1950 Britain.) I just couldn't like this one very much. I think in part because I never r...
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