Trouble on the Thames
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Spy thriller fiction written in the Golden Age of Murder
"A literary craftsman, who could spring surprises with his humour and sense of suspense." —The Times
Owen Bradwell is a courageous naval officer who returns to England in the 1930s. He believes that his career is over because he has become colour-blind—but with Nazi Germany an increasing menace, the authorities cannot do without Bradwell, and he is assigned a special mission.
A former acquaintance of Bradwell's has been trapped into betraying his country's secrets by a Nazi agent. Bradwell is sent to spy on the spy, and travels down the Thames on a surveillance trip under cover of a fishing weekend. Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Bradwell finds himself in the company of a dead man, and a pretty young interior decorator called Sally.
Will Bradwell triumph over the villains, and will he and Sally fall in love?
This neglected thriller from 1945 is a pacy and entertaining read, rich with the classic twists of the genre: amnesia, blackmail, and a convict's escape from Dartmoor.
- Size: 5.25 in x 8 in
- Pages: 240