Death of an Airman

Poisoned Pen Press, 2015 - 253 pagina's

George Furnace, flight instructor at Baston Aero Club, dies instantly when his plane crashes into the English countryside. People who knew him are baffled - Furnace was a first-rate pilot, and the plane was in perfect condition - and the inquest records a verdict of death by misadventure.

An Australian visitor to the aero club, Edwin Marriott, Bishop of Cootamundra, suspects that the true story is more complicated. Could this be a dramatic suicide - or even murder? Together with Inspector Bray of Scotland Yard, the intrepid bishop must uncover a cunning criminal scheme.

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There were some surprises in this mystery from this British Library Crime Classics reprint. An Australian bishop signing up for flying lessons whilst in the UK made a lot of sense and he was a fine ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - antiquary - LibraryThing

This is a clever equivalent of a locked room mystery -- a skilled professional pilot is seen to crash to his death; no-one was in the plane with him or in the air near him, but the cause of death is ... Volledige review lezen

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Over de auteur (2015)

CHRISTOPHER ST. JOHN SPRIGG (1907-1937) wrote seven detective novels in the 1930s; first editions are now extremely rare and highly collectable. Sprigg was also a Marxist writer and thinker (his political work was published under the name Christopher Caudwell) and he fought for the Republic in the Spanish Civil War. He was killed in action in Spain several months before his thirtieth birthday.

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