Meet Chief-Inspector French–An Introduction by Freeman Wills Crofts


947I’m reading Inspector French’s Greatest Case (1924), the first in the Inspector French Mystery series by Freeman Wills Crofts, and I couldn’t resist the temptation of sharing here the Introduction that Crofts himself wrote in 1935 about his character. So far I’ve read and enjoyed The Hog’s Back Mystery, 1933 (Inspector French #10) and Mystery in the Channel, 1931 (Inspector French #7). And now I look forward to reading the following books in the series: Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy (1927) a.k.a. The Starvel Hollow Tragedy; The Sea Mystery (1928); Sir John Magill’s Last Journey (1930); The 12.30 from Croydon (1934) a.k.a. Wilful and Premeditated; Mystery on Southampton Water (1934) a.k.a. Crime on the Solent; Crime at Guildford (1935) a.k.a. The Crime at Nornes; The Loss of the “Jane Vosper” (1936); Found Floating (1937); Enemy Unseen (1945); and Death of a Train (1946). Not to mention his early books The Cask (1920) and The Groote Park Murder (1923).

Stay tuned.

Read more about Freeman Wills Crofts at The Grandest Game in the World

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