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Summary

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the second Inspector French audiobook by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'.

The Return of Inspector French

When young Maxwell Cheyne discovers that a series of mishaps are the result of unwelcome attention from a dangerous gang of criminals, he teams up with a young woman who is determined to help him outwit them. But when she disappears, he finally decides to go to Scotland Yard for help.

Concerned by the developing situation, Inspector Joseph French takes charge of the investigation and applies his trademark methods to track down the kidnappers and thwart their intentions.

©2016 Freeman Wills Crofts (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A detective novel by Mr. Wills Crofts is always an event to those who know...Mr. Crofts is among the few muscular writers of detective fiction. He has never let me down." (Harold Nicolson, Daily Express)

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Enjoyable

It isn't the best detection classic. But it was an enjoyable listen, if a bit long winded in parts. The initial main character was a bit of an extremely gullible fool, believing what anyone told him - but it would have been a short story otherwise.

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weakest one so far

not much of a mystery and plot rather contrived compared to previous author works....imo because French brought into plot at a late stage

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Typical Freeman Wills Croft story

Very enjoyable
Intriguing throughout.
Lots of twists and turns
Dated but fun with good narration

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Slightly complex story but great narration

I felt the story was slightly too convoluted and cliched. However, the character of Inspector French is enjoyable, although slow to appear this episode. Phil Fox does a great job of narration once again

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Inspector French and the Cheyenne mistery

A good yarn well spun well up to dream an wills crafts best standards a good read