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The Man From Scotland Yard I ve never read a David Frome mystery, orcorrectly a Zenith Jones Brown mystery, before, but having loved those by his her contemporaries including Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and Erle Stanley Gardiner I thought I would give him her a try I was a little taken aback at Mr Pinkerton s unusual characterization, but the story sure worked.Inspector Bull, of Scotland Yard, occasionally calls in timid little Mr Pinkerton who lives for such moments in the sun to assist wi I ve never read a David Frome mystery, orcorrectly a Zenith Jones Brown mystery, before, but having loved those by his her contemporaries including Ellery Queen, Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and Erle Stanley Gardiner I thought I would give him her a try I was a little taken aback at Mr Pinkerton s unusual characterization, but the story sure worked.Inspector Bull, of Scotland Yard, occasionally calls in timid little Mr Pinkerton who lives for such moments in the sun to assist with unusual cases Bull has a thorny murder case at hand the discovery of an unknown corpse in the house of police consultant and handwriting expert Arthurington upon the latter s return from vacation but when that case stalls, Bull is asked to take a look at an anonymous tip about a certain person who had done away with a mother and three little ones Sounds dreadfully ominous, but might be just neighborhood gossip Which it appears to be, because it s a mother cat and three kittens, not humans Still, Pinkerton seems like the right sort to keep an eye on this odd thing which he does, while Bull picks up the murder case again.Or rather, murder s and other related crimes, since soon a money lender is murdered, lots of money goes missing, someone has been assuming the murdered man s identity which we finally figure out all over the place, we ve misplaced an heiress, and there s no end of undercurrents amongst various suspects And yet, that anonymous tip doesn t go away.I was patting myself on the back for knowing early on who did it, who the heiress was, and what it was all about and thinking that my extensive mystery reading experience was clearly too much for author David Zenith only to find out that I was totally wrong Doh I m not sure how I feel about Mr Pinkerton it s a little hard to get over a shy, retiring individual who nonetheless manages to propose massive upheaval to Scotland Yard and pinpoint murderers but the story was first rate For an American author, this reads very English, though I wonder if a real Brit would agree with me The novel is a perfectly adequate crime novel, but the characters are a bit flat First published in 1932, this fits well within the genre of the time. My full review can be found at My full review can be found at To Scotland Yard A certain person has done away with a mother and three little ones and buried them in the back garden of NoA Chalk Farm road JusticeInspector Bull of Scotland Yard receives an anonymous note, after reading it, he sets out to investigate Upon digging up fresh earth, the inspector finds a box with mother cat and three of her kittens entombed AtA he uncoveres a cardboard coffin in which lay the bodies of a cat and three kittens Is this a hoaxBut Inspector Bull isn t satisfied, eturns to the original digging site only to discover the body of an elderly woman below where the cats were buried When the Commissioner sent him over to see Mr Arthurington who had returned to London that day to find a man sitting at his library table, murdered, Bull has no time to spareSo Bull enlists the aid of his former landlord after a body is discovered in the supposedly vacant house of Mr Arthurington Mr Pinkerton is unofficially enlisted to assist the CID inspector to assist in the investigation Inspector Bull is baffled by the fact that several of the principles appear to have the means, motive, and opportunity As is the usual case, it is Pinkerton, the mild and timid Welshman who sees through the red herrings that provide the clues that help to identify the diabolical villain Title also published as Mr Simpson Finds a Body


About the Author: David Frome

David Frome is the nom de plume of Zenith Jones Brown, who also wrote as Leslie Ford She wrote several books under the pen name David Frome while living in England, the most endearing of these featuring timid and elderly widower Evan Pinkerton Her other series also based in England is the Major Gregory Lewis Mysteries.


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