Lestrade and the Magpie by M. J. Trow
(The Lestrade Mystery Series)

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Unlike P.G. Wodehouse and Doyle, Trow is too busy cracking jokes to invest his characters with any real humanity, and Emma's fianc 's death and her later kidnapping scarcely register as tragedies. The result is burlesque on the order of Benny Hill.
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England in 1920, is a land fit for heros. So, why is one of those heroes found dead in a dingy London hotel? Inspector Lestrade is uo to the task of solving the case.
 

About M. J. Trow

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Author M. J. Trow was born in Ferndale, South Wales in 1949. He graduated from King's College, London and Cambridge. He writes the Lestrade Mystery series and the Peter Maxwell Mystery series. He has also written biographies on Kit Marlowe, Vlad the Impaler, Boudicca and Cnut. He also teaches history and politics at Ryde High School. He currently lives on the Isle of Wight.
 
Published August 12, 2013 by Thistle Publishing. 266 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Nov 05 2014

Unlike P.G. Wodehouse and Doyle, Trow is too busy cracking jokes to invest his characters with any real humanity, and Emma's fianc 's death and her later kidnapping scarcely register as tragedies. The result is burlesque on the order of Benny Hill.

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