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Andrew Garve
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The Megstone Plot

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Commander Colin Easton meets an old comrade and is introduced to his friend's wife. The two soon start an affair and Colin hatches a money-making plot with his married lover in the hope that he will be branded a traitor and can sue for libel.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by BBC Audiobooks (first published 1956)
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Tim Trewartha
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Solid Andrew Garve novel, featuring his usual deft writing and intricate plotting.
John Higgins
Feb 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Completely typical Garve. No violence.
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Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Megstone Plot by Andrew Garve is somewhere between a crime caper and a crime thriller. Garve's writing style is quite unlike the fiction styles we're used to today. His prose is smooth and quick and understated, making his books a pleasure to read and easy to devour in one sitting. Plot is paramount, and Garve is known to be a master of plot, but setting and character are strong as well.

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Andrew Garve was the pen name of Paul Winterton (1908-2001). He was born in Leicester and educated at the Hulme Grammar School, Manchester and Purley County School, Surrey, after which he took a degree in Economics at London University. He was on the staff of The Economist for four years, and then worked for fourteen years for the London News Chronicle as reporter, leader writer and foreign corres ...more
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