At first he suspects a simple domestic intrigue – and begins to uncover a web of romantic entanglements beneath the couple’s peaceful rural life.
The case soon takes a more complex turn. Other people vanish mysteriously, one of Dr Earle’s house guests among them. What is the explanation for the disappearances? If the missing people have been murdered, what can be the motive? This fiendishly complicated puzzle is one that only Inspector French can solve.
Freeman Wills Crofts was a master of the intricately and ingeniously plotted detective novel, and The Hog’s Back Mystery shows him at the height of his powers.
This is another addition to the British Library Crime Classics series
About the authorFreeman Wills Crofts (1879–1957) was one of the pre-eminent writers in the golden age of British crime fiction. He was the author of more than thirty detective novels and was greatly admired by his peers, including Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler.
‘As pretty a piece of work as Inspector French has done … On the level of Mr Crofts’ very best; which is saying something.’ – Daily Telegraph
- Freeman Wills Crofts
- British Library
- Publication date
- April 2015
- 336 pages
- 190 x 132mm