Case for Three Detectives: A Sergeant Beef Mystery

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Chicago Review Press, Aug 1, 2005 - Fiction - 240 pages
9 Reviews
Possibly the most unusual mystery ever written. A murder is committed, behind closed doors, in bizarre circumstances. Three amateur detectives take the case: Lord Simon Plimsoll, Monsieur Amer Picon, and Monsignor Smith (in whom discerning readers will note likeness to some familiar literary figures). Each arrives at his own brilliant solution, startling in its originality, ironclad in its logic. Meanwhile Sergean Beef sits contemptuously in the background. "But, " says Sergean Beef, "I know who done it!"
 

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Review: Case for Three Detectives (Sergeant Beef #1)

User Review  - Jill Minor - Goodreads

If you are going to parody great fictional detectives, at least do a passable job of it. Read full review

Review: Case for Three Detectives (Sergeant Beef #1)

User Review  - I_nurhadi - Goodreads

Okay, i won't bother with a brief synopsis because i'm not sure where to begin. One thing i can say that it was a locked room murder, where the door were bolted and the windows too high for means of ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
14
Chapter 3
20
Chapter 4
28
Chapter 5
36
Chapter 6
45
Chapter 7
52
Chapter 8
58
Chapter 19
137
Chapter 20
145
Chapter 21
152
Chapter 22
158
Chapter 23
165
Chapter 24
171
Chapter 25
177
Chapter 26
183

Chapter 9
64
Chapter 10
73
Chapter 11
81
Chapter 12
88
Chapter 13
96
Chapter 14
102
Chapter 15
109
Chapter 16
115
Chapter 17
123
Chapter 18
130
Chapter 27
191
Chapter 28
198
Chapter 29
204
Chapter 30
210
Chapter 31
218
Chapter 32
225
Chapter 33
233
Epilogue
238
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About the author (2005)

Leo Bruce was the pen name of Rupert Croft-Cooke, who wrote more than twenty highly-praised mysteries featuring Carlous Deene. He also wrote eight mysteries featuring Sgt. William Beef, a cockney police detective who invariably "knows who done it." Croft-Cooke died in 1980.

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