The Footsteps at the Lock

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Courier Dover Publications, 1928 - Fiction - 248 pages
5 Reviews
Urbane mystery, set in the pastoral reaches of the upper Thames, concerns the disappearance of young heir to a fortune. Insurance company investigator Miles Bredon takes on the case. Delightfully tongue-in-cheek tone, baffling clues, challenging mystery counterpointed by poetic evocation of the river and countryside. Fine novel by author of 10 celebrated "commandments" for writing detective fiction.
  

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Review: The Footsteps at the Lock (Miles Bredon #2)

User Review  - Dave - Goodreads

I love old mysteries with a map attached--the Dell mapback series is one of my favorites. However, this mystery pretty much requires the map to make head or tail of the story. I did like the Oxford ... Read full review

Review: The Footsteps at the Lock (Miles Bredon #2)

User Review  - Abbey - Goodreads

BOTTOM LINE: Set in 1928 Oxford and London, and many of the canals, waterways and pubs in the upper reaches of the Thames, with special attention to Shipcote Lock. We follow two young men in a boat ... Read full review

Contents

THE CAMERA CANNOT
64
A COMMONROOM DINNER
73
NIGEL GoEs Down
83
DISCORDANT NOTES
97
PURSUED I25 XIV THE MAN IN THE PUNT
125
A NEW LEGACY
144
BREDQN PLAYS PATIENCE
153
MR QUIRK DISAPPEARS
163
IN UNDISGUISE
172
THE STORY NIGEL ToLD
181
A RECONSTRUCTION
193
A WALK IN THE DARK
203
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