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Dr. Priestley's Quest

(Dr. Priestley #2)

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Published 1948 by Geoffrey Bles (first published 1926)
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Jay Maxfield
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classic-crime
This novel is the second crime fiction book by John Rhode and was published by Geoffrey Bles in September 1926.
The story revolves around Doctor Priestley's investigations using facts and logic concerning the death of Austin Heatherdale who according to the police was robbed and murdered (probably by accident) by a gang of thugs on a lonely lane. The case is brought to Dr Priestley's attention by Gerald Heatherdale - the brother of Austin - who believe's that his brother was deliberately murdered
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Betsy
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have read three of the Dr. Priestley novels, and this is the worst of the three. This is partly because Priestly and Harold Merefield are in it from page one. In the later books Priestly is featured only for part of the novel, and Herold not at all. Priestly is a mathematician who insists only on facts, but is very annoying in his manner. Harold acts as his assistant, making assumptions and being overly-pandering to the professor. Am glad I didn't read this first because I would never have rea ...more
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