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UNSOLVED: One specific book > British detective is at a beach hotel and solves crime - 1980s or 70s

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Amy Pass | 2 comments I can't remember this book title (or detective's name!): A British detective (I think there is a series with him in it?) is on holiday at a seaside hotel and reads the paper a lot. Maybe the crosswords, too -- I feel like someone leaves him a packet in his hotel room with a crossword in it? He meets a woman (not a romance though). He walks the streets a lot. He sits in the bar/restaurant of the hotel a lot.

Small, short mystery I think from the early 80s or late 70s. Not really a cosy but a precursor.

So in the mood to read this again.....hope someone out there can help!
-Amy


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Kris | 34460 comments Mod
A shot in the dark - Calamity in Kent (1950) by John Rowland?

Search = site:www.goodreads.com "mystery" british detective vacation seaside newspaper


message 3: by Amy (new)

Amy Pass | 2 comments HI Kris! Nope, this isn't it. HOWEVER, this book looks awesome and now is added to my Amazon wish list!!! :) :) :)

Kris wrote: "A shot in the dark - Calamity in Kent (1950) by John Rowland?

Search = site:www.goodreads.com "mystery" british detective vacation seaside newspaper"



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