BIGGLES GOES ALONE

Book First Published on 11th January 1962 - 156 pages

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As the title suggests this adventure does not feature Algy, Ginger or Bertie. Air Commodore Raymond insists that Biggles takes a holiday and books him into a hotel he knows in Polstow, on the South Cornish coast. After a while relaxing, the village is shaken by the death of a young woman called Vera Harrington. She is found dead in her home in mysterious circumstances and the local community is shocked by her murder. Biggles can't help being drawn into making discreet enquires about the matter as he is intrigued. He doesn't want to interfere but the local Police Chief Superintendent is happy to discuss the case with him, as he knows he is a detective from Scotland Yard. The two main suspects in the killing are Paul Graveson and Mick Trelawny. Graveson was the last person to see Vera alive and Trelawny was seen around her house in the early hours of the morning before her body is discovered. Biggles does not believe them to be guilty and makes some discreet enquiries to try to establish if he is correct or not. Trelawny has a secret cave, which Biggles discovers. Trelawny catches Biggles in his cave and this is the event depicted on the dust cover of the book. Biggles eventually is able to explain the bizarre mystery of Vera's death but not before another victim is killed. Biggles confronts the killer who then attempts to kill Biggles, before failing and committing suicide, rather than facing the consequences of the crime.

 

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Biggles Goes Alone

Subtitle - A Biggles adventure with a difference

Publication Details - published by Hodder & Stoughton

 

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