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A short story from British Library Crime Classic Deep Waters

Detective Inspector Humbleby explains to series-favourite Gervase Fen why the police like blackmail cases when relaying the story of two American brothers, Saul and Harry Colonna, and their boating fun that ended in disaster.

©2019 Estate of Edmund Crispin (P)2020 Soundings

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A Humbleby & Fen short story

I am a loyal fan of Crispin and his eccentric heroes. The plots are always clever and I deeply regret Edmund Crispin’s all too early demise, a gifted man by all accounts. This is another tale that was a pleasure to read.