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London newcomer Alec Strand finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue, murder and rescue when he discovers an insidious plot underway by a 'bent copper.'
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Chief Inspector Patrick Edwards' wife has gone missing, bodies of petite young women have begun turning up buried in shallow graves in London parks and postal stamp collections are being stolen all round the city.

Alec turns for help to the elderly Ellen Higgins thus forging a team of unlikely crime fighting amateur sleuths who rescue Maggie Edwards and keep her safe until the problem can be sorted out.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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