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Sergeant Bigglesworth, C.I.D.

(Biggles #32)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Air Commodore Raymond approaches Biggles, Algy, Ginger and Bertie with an interesting proposition. Now that the Second World War had ended, he could use good pilots in a new force he is forming as Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard. This force would be used to combat flying crooks.

The formation of a force would take some time, and there was a pressing matter to deal
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Hardcover, 188 pages
Published August 1947 by Hodder & Stoughton
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Tommy Verhaegen
Een "speciaal" boek in de reeks. De oorlog is ten einde en Biggles en zijn vrienden weten niet goed welke richting ze uitmoeten, er zijn immers massa's ex-piloten op zoek naar werk.
Raymond die na de oorlog zijn baan bij Scotland Yard terug heeft opgenomen, brengt een tijdelijke oplossing: Biggles & Co kunnen voor hem (Scotland Yard) werken in het onderzoek naar grote juwelendiefstallen waar vliegtuigen aan te pas komen. Zoals we weten is dit het eerste boek van vele met Biggles als
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Gerry
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Biggles books were my second serious collection as a youngster (Noddy being my first!) and I now understand why I was so taken with these rip-roaring tales of derring-do by our flying hero and his pals. 'Sergeant Bigglesworth C.I.D.' (a post-World War II Biggles book) keeps up this tradition as it grips the reader right from the start and the action thereafter is fast and furious throughout.

Chatting with his pals Ginger, Algie and Bertie, Biggles states 'The war's over.' He then offers
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Sanoo
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
OK enough. A change in the main plot, although Bertie''s constant self-criticism gets tiresome after a while.
Edwin
May 12, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aardig verhaal. Maar niet een van de beste.

De oorlog is voorbij, en Biggles en zijn team zitten op het verlaten hoofdkwartier van het 666 squadron te overdenken wat zij verder moeten doen. Kolonel Raymond blijkt zijn oude baan als assistent hoofd-commissaris bij Scotland Yard al weer te hebben opgepakt en doet een voorstel.

Biggles en zijn team worden gevraagd om Scotland Yard te helpen bij het oplossen van juwelendiefstal, waarbij mogelijk gebruik gemaakt werd van vliegtuigen.

Na een speurtocht
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Mark Barnes
Apr 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
8/10
Shaun Hately
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First - prototype - of the Air Police books and one of my favourites of the Biggles books.
Daniel Bratell
Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
The second world war has ended and Biggles and his friends are sitting in a derelict aerodrome trying to figure out what to do with their lives as Air Commodore Raymond enters, except that he is now with the Scotland Yard and desperately needs some fliers to go after some crooks.

And with that the chase begins. Adventure, flying, danger, all the common ingredients, and while this in some ways feel like a continuation of Biggles Sweeps the Desert, the author has grown up a bit. There is less of
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