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The Hog"s Back mystery

Freeman Wills Crofts

The Hog"s Back mystery

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Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Missing persons,
  • Murder,
  • Police,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    Several local residents have disappeared in suspicious circumstances at the Hog"s Back ridge in Surrey. When a doctor vanishes, followed by a nurse with whom he was acquainted, Inspector French deduces murder, but there are no bodies. Can he eventually prove his theory and show that murder has been committed?

    Edition Notes

    StatementFreeman Wills Crofts ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards
    SeriesBritish Library crime classics, British Library crime classics
    ContributionsEdwards, Martin, 1955- writer of introduction
    The Physical Object
    Pagination319 pages
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27184184M
    ISBN 101464203814
    ISBN 109781464203817
    LC Control Number2014958044
    OCLC/WorldCa911401642

    Julia, she supposed, and she prepared to congratulate her on the perfect setting of her home. Road[ edit ] The road along the Hog's Back is ancient, since its raised position offered travellers a vantage point and also kept them above the thick ancient woodland of the valleys on either side. Ursula had always liked Marjorie better than Julia. The others instinctively paused to watch for approaching traffic; then as they turned west, their voices broke out again. All the same Ursula could not help feeling extremely sorry for James Earle. During dinner Ursula realised with some small feeling of regret that what she had anticipated during her previous visit had come to pass.

    A wonderful solid mystery! It was also part of the road from London to Winchester as it still is. I felt I knew as much about a clue-bearing chemist as I did about the main players. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it.

    That the central plot of a man disappearing without trace or reason can be so convincingly spun out to such ends is also testament to the talent Crofts puts on show here, and is likely to be forgotten amidst all the details, but there remains something almost — almost, mind — Carrian in this simple start providing so much possibility. She wanted him to go with us to East Grin- stead so that he could drive to that nursery for the shrubs while we were seeing the Leathems. It seemed a pity to me. Besides, Dr. Heard you were coming.


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The Hogs Back mystery book

Unfortunately this other gentleman is Bradbury and not Scott, as would be seemly. To participate, simply pick a book from your TBR pile and write a post about it.

Would highly recommend! This time she had been invited specially to meet Marjorie, who was spending a few weeks in England. She was not taken in by Julia's manner. A wonderful solid mystery!

Ho tkey Books has some established and respected authors on their list already, including Garth Nix. There he had met and married Julia Lawes. As for him, he obviously doted on her. As far as appearances went it might be the only dwelling in the world.

They had turned south from the Hog's Back through the quaint old-world village of Seale, and now were passing through the dense pine woods of Hampton Common.

He can be quite nasty to her if he wants to. A startled-looking young man was bending over her. However, the modern A31 adopts a slightly less direct and less steep approach to the High Street, and reorganisation of central Guildford into a roundabout road system centred on the Friary Centre named after the medieval Dominican Friary there has also broken up this direct stretch of road at the point that it reaches Guildford.

Earle had gone to play golf, walking: the clubhouse was only some half-mile back along the road to the station.

Sure you're all right, Ursula? Though married for more years than French cared to contemplate, he and his wife remained as good pals as ever they had been. This is our fourth stay here and we have never had an uncomfortable stay.

People are talking about them already, staying on alone there in that big house. Why am I telling you this?

The Hog’s Back Mystery: A British Library Crime Classic

Marjorie had disappeared to her room to write, while Julia was busy with household chores. Julia and Marjorie soon came in and they moved to the dining-room.

Asking to speak to the head engineer on a construction project, when French is introduced She had enjoyed her previous visit to this charming country and she believed she was going to enjoy the coming fortnight.

British Library Crime Classics: The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts (2015, Paperback)

But one day, Dr Earle suddenly vanishes. As a result of his background, railway themes feature in many of his books. Campion had called him in there two or three times. But she deserved it. The Hog's Back stretch of the A31 is now a dual carriageway, but the two directions of the road are separated by a central area of trees, some of them very old.

This fiendishly complicated puzzle is one that only Inspector French can solve. It was one of those charming autumn days which are not uncommon in south-eastern England.

And yet, until James Earle appeared, no one, so far as Ursula knew, had wished to marry her. But the young man showed no signs of taking the hint. Guildown may be an abbreviation of Guildford Down "the Down by Guildford".Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The Hog's Back Mystery | Dr. James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

When Dr. Earle disappears from his cottage, Inspector French is called in to investigate. Stay at the Farnham Hog’s Back Hotel and experience everything you would expect from a hotel company. Located between the historic towns of Farnham & Guildford, offering good facilities in comfortable surroundings.

Set high on the Hog's Back Ridge, this hotel, in its spectacular setting is a familiar sight to many who travel across southern England/10(K). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for British Library Crime Classics: The Hog's Back Mystery by Freeman Wills Crofts (, Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay!

Free shipping for many products!4/5(1). Get this from a library! The Hog's Back mystery. [Freeman Wills Crofts] -- Dr James Earle and his wife live in comfortable seclusion near the Hog's Back, a ridge in the North Downs in the beautiful Surrey countryside.

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