From the Collins Crime Club archive, the fourth Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'.
The Body That Came from Nowhere
Off the coast of Burry Port in South Wales, two fishermen discover a shipping crate and manage to haul it ashore. Inside is the decomposing body of a brutally murdered man. With nothing to indicate who he is or where it came from, the local police decide to call in Scotland Yard. Fortunately Inspector Joseph French does not believe in insoluble cases - there are always clues to be found if you know what to look for. Testing his theories with his accustomed thoroughness, French's ingenuity sets him off on another investigation.
"Inspector French is as near the real thing as any sleuth in fiction." (
"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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Great detective puzzles
- H. Tollyfield
Freeman Wills Croft at his best