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Take it Crooked by Francis Beeding
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bookshelves: 1930s, brit-lit, libraries, mysteries, reads-19, vintage-mystery, connect-5-francis-beeding
Read 2 times. Last read May 10, 2019.

My favourite of all the thrillers by Beeding read so far, mostly because of its character: a feisty heroine, a few faithful friends, a group of memorable strangers, and a remarkable villain.

And I loved the opening:

"Here," said Peter Hamilton, "is your collar and tie, though I was under the impression that the condemned man..."

I paused in my dressing and looked sorrowfully at my friend.

"That jest," I said, "was old when Adam died."

"You know best," replied Peter soothingly, "but I'm a trifle hazy on the subject. I was under the impression that Adam never wore much - either before marriage or after."

I turned quickly and picked up a large sponge lying on the washstand. It missed Peter and landed at the feet of Bob Hardcastle.

"On hearing that his appeal had been rejected," said Bob, "the condemned man broke down utterly."

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May 10, 2019 – Shelved
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: 1930s
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: brit-lit
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: libraries
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: mysteries
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: reads-19
May 10, 2019 – Shelved as: vintage-mystery
May 10, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 16, 2019 – Shelved as: connect-5-francis-beeding

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