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Inspector French and the Cheyne Mystery (Inspector French #2)

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When young Cheyne finds things going wrong and a dangerous gang of criminals unpleasantly interested in him, he tries to outwit them on his own.

When things get serious and his life attempted, he goes to Scotland Yard. French comes into the case, and carries out one of his usual investigations of untiring thoroughness directed by flashes of inspiration.

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2002 by House of Stratus (first published 1926)
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MrsRK
Jun 17, 2016 MrsRK rated it really liked it
A good book, especially because it was saved by Inspector French. Cheyne, the main character, falls three times by tricks played on him by the same people! I wanted to scream when he falls the third time, and knowing they were the same guys who had tricked him twice before! A little easy to figure the mystery, but still a very good read.
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Sep 20, 2015 Jane Irish Nelson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, contemporary
Though it starts off rather slowly, setting the background, once it really gets started this book is hard to put down.

Maxwell Cheyne leads a quiet life in the country, with his mother an sister. Then odd things begin happening to him, leading him to the adventure of a lifetime.
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Jan 29, 2012 Jason rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just as good as 'The Cask', Crofts' first book. Very difficult to put down; especially if you are a golden age mystery fan like me.
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Born in Dublin of English stock, Freeman Wills Crofts was educated at Methodist and Campbell Colleges in Belfast and at age 17 he became a civil engineering pupil, apprenticed to his uncle, Berkeley D Wise who was the chief engineer of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR).

In 1899 he became a fully fledged railway engineer before becoming a district engineer and then chief assistant en
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