BIGGLES TAKES THE CASE
First Published in March 1952 - 189 pages
This contains nine short stories. They are all Air Police stories except for the last one, which is a Second World War story. These are as follows:-
Biggles helps the son of the Rajah of Malliapore recover their stolen family jewels in India.
THE CASE OF THE UNKNOWN AIRCRAFT
An unidentified aircraft has crashed in the Cairngorms and is found to be carrying Uranium.
A villain is supplying arms in Malaya. Biggles parachutes in to blow up his supply dump.
BIGGLES BAITS THE TRAP
Biggles pretends to steal some pearls in order to get a gang of thieves to steal them off him.
A Mr. & Mrs. Steiner, under the pretext of making natural history films, are buying illicit diamonds.
ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK
Biggles and Ginger recover some stolen top secret Government documents after a long chase.
THE CASE OF THE SECRET AEROFOIL
What appears to be an accidental aircraft crash is actually a murder carried out by spies.
THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS GUNSHOTS
Someone has a novel way of poaching elephants, by using a plane to shoot them from the air.
THE HARE AND THE TORTOISE
Wilkinson bets that his new pilot will shoot down more enemy planes than Biggles' new pilot.
This short story was originally published in THE NEW BOOK OF THE AIR in 1935 as'THE FLEDGLINGS', a First World War story. W. E. Johns later rewrote it as a Second World War story and it is in this form that it is published here as 'The Hare and the Tortoise'.
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Biggles Takes the Case
Subtitle - Some problems solved by Air Detective-Inspector Bigglesworth, C.I.D., and his Air Police
Publication Details - published by Hodder & Stoughton
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