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Inspector French's Greatest Case [Formato Kindle]

Freeman Wills Crofts

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AN INSPECTOR FRENCH MYSTERY. At the offices of Duke and Peabody in London’s Hatton Gardens, the body of old Mr Gething is discovered along with an open safe. The diamonds that he had locked away, however, are gone. It is a perplexing case, and obviously one for Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard. As the meticulous Inspector puts his full powers behind the investigation, he crisscrosses the continent from London to many locales of Europe. In pursuit of an unknown criminal, will French be able to deduce just who has the diamonds?

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22 di 22 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
4.0 su 5 stelle Is it Inspector French's greatest case? 5 maggio 2001
Di John Austin - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Detective fiction writers Agatha Christie and Freeman Wills Crofts both had popular successes in the mid-1920s. Crofts introduced his sleuth, Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard in this 1925 book. Already in his 50s (he refers to his eldest child having been killed in World War 1), French proved to be so popular that Crofts included him in all his detective fiction for a further thirty years.
The book's title probably continues to attract first time readers to Crofts' work. Readers who like to sample books from the "Golden Age of British Detective Fiction (1920-1940) will find strengths and weaknesses. The book displays Crofts' "puzzle solving" formula admirably. A problem occurs, a theory is formulted, testing follows, each discovery likely to form a "spring board" to further discovery. If a dead-end is encountered, another theory is formulated, etc. Crofts also keeps us in company with Inspector French throughout the whole book.
If these are some of the strengths, then a few weaknesses must be acknowledged. Expect old-fashioned crimes and old-fashioned criminals. The crime and murder here, popular in detective fiction of the time, involved the theft of diamonds. One of the criminal's skills, also popular at the time, was the devising and use of a code. Both of these elements will appear dated and quaint to C21st readers.
So is it Inspector French's greatest case? Reading the thirty or so other books in which he features will give you the answer, together with many hours of enjoyment.
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4.0 su 5 stelle One of his best 24 marzo 2008
Di Retired on Martha's Vineyard - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Crofts does solid work, and this--French's first appearance--is one of the best. Crofts attention to detail lends a distinct period feel to setting and character. Crofts' Death of a Train, usually and regrettably out of print, is a classic WWII anti-Nazi mystery piece and another excellent read.
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4.0 su 5 stelle Here a twist, there a turn...Crofts is at it again! 29 giugno 2014
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Freeman Wills Crofts is a puzzler of the first order. Only recently have I discovered him and look forward to many happy hours in the vicarious company of Inspector French. For those that are intrigued by character studies and well developed twists and turns....Crofts is your man!
3.0 su 5 stelle an old-fashioned treat, well-written and engaging 13 settembre 2015
Di Michael Moricz - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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I've only recently discovered Freeman Wills Crofts and he's been a major find. His novels are very much "procedural" rather than character-driven, but they are tightly woven, filled with twists and turns and thoroughly satisfying in an old-fashioned, economically written British style, brisk and wry.

Several of his books feature "Inspector French," whom we easily grow to like each time we read one of his adventures. This is a strong and straightforward entry and the debut of French. Written in 1925, it's very much of its time, which for me is an asset. If you're a fan of British writing between the wars, you'll very much enjoy Crofts' work, of which this vigorous tale is certainly an excellent representation.
4.0 su 5 stelle Four Stars 7 ottobre 2015
Di Amazon Customer - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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A good mystery. Detailed description of methods, which back in 1924 were not routine.

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