Sunday, January 8, 2017

Mystery in the Channel by Freeman Wills Crofts

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Mystery in the Channel
by Freeman Wills Crofts

ISBN-13: 9781464206719
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Released: Jan. 3, 2017

Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

Book Description, Modified from NetGalley:
The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer’s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the water ahead of them, appears to have been abandoned, and there is a dark red stain on the deck… Two bodies later, with no sign of a gun, there certainly is a mystery in the channel.

Inspector French soon discovers a world of high-powered banking, luxury yachts and international double-dealing. British and French coastal towns, harbours – and of course the Channel itself – provide an alluring backdrop to this nautical adventure, along with a cast of shady characters.

My Review:
Mystery in the Channel is a mystery novel that was originally published in 1931 and is set in England. We followed Inspector French as he carefully tracked down every lead in the case. He's clever, so he can see the potential of a clue as fast as the reader might. It's not really a mystery were you guess whodunit (though it's possible) but rather an enjoyable ride along as the mystery unfolds. It was an interesting case and I liked the main character, so it was an enjoyable read.

There was no sex. There was a minor amount of bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable mystery.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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