A VINTAGE MURDER MYSTERY
A small boy playing in the park is handed a crumpled piece of paper by a stranger, who then collapses and dies. The boy, realising that he himself is now in danger, flees from the park with the help of detective Nigel Strangeways, only to discover that the mysterious message consists of just his own name and age: Bert Hale 12.
Bert and his young friends are confident that they can crack the case but they soon discover that they will need the help of not just Nigel Strangeways, but of the whole British government...
A Nigel Strangeways murder mystery - the perfect introduction to the most charming and erudite detective in Golden Age crime fiction.
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"A Christmas cake of a tale, richly mixed with a double portion of murders, kidnapping, adventurous, intelligent, little boys, and assassins" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"The Nicholas Blake books are something quite by themselves in English detective fiction" (Elizabeth Bowen)
"His plots are ingenious" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"A master of detective fiction" ( Daily Telegraph)
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A gang of small boys accidentally uncover an encrypted message, putting them all in grave danger. Only private detective Nigel Strangeways can help them unravel the mystery. The eleventh Nigel Strangeways mystery.
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Book Description Vintage, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099565641