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« on: January 13, 2023, 05:16:58 am »

Herman Cyril McNeile was born in Bodmin in 1888. After attending a prep school in Eastbourne, he was further educated at Cheltenham College.

He left us fourteen novels:

Mufti (1919)
Bull-Dog Drummond (1920)
The Black Gang (1922)
Jim Maitland (1923)
The Third Round (1924)
The Final Count (1926)
The Female of the Species (1928)
Temple Tower (1929)
Tiny Carteret (1930)
The Island of Terror (1931)
The Return of Bull-Dog Drummond (1932)
Knock-Out (1933)
Bull-Dog Drummond at Bay (1935)
Challenge (1937)

The present book has eighteen chapters:

1) Things happen near Barking Creek
2) Scotland Yard sits up and takes notice
3) Hugh Drummond composes a letter
4) Count Zadowa gets a shock
5) Charles Latter, M.P., goes mad
6) An effusion is sent to the newspapers
7) A bomb bursts at unpleasantly close quarters
8) The bag of nuts is found by accident
9) There is a stormy supper party at the Ritz
10) Hugh Drummond makes a discovery
11) Hugh Drummond and the Reverend Theodosius Longmoor take lunch together
12) Count Zadowa is introduced to "Alice in Wonderland"
13) Hugh Drummond and the Reverend Theodosius have a little chat
14) A Rolls-Royce runs amok
15) Hugh Drummond arrives at Maybrick Hall
16) Things happen at Maybrick Hall
17) A murderer is murdered at Maybrick Hall
18) The Home Secretary is taught the Fox-trot

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