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POLICEMAN'S HOLIDAY

 

Rupert Penny

 

PUZZLES WITHIN PUZZLES

The Locked Room, Acrostic, Train Schedule

World of Rupert Penny.

 

Between 1937 and 1941 British writer Ernest Basil Charles Thornett wrote several puzzle-oriented mysteries that until now have only been available in the UK. Using the pseudonym Rupert Penny and the first person friend of Police Inspector, Tony Purdon, the author takes you to the stodgiest of English manors where murder dwells, if not reigns. Inspector Beale must use all of his puzzle-solving skills, including acrostics and elaborate timelines, to track down the murderer in classic not-so-cosy style.

Policeman's Holiday was written in 1937 and concerns a gentryman who is found hanging in an orchard and which looks like suicide -- but isn't. Only an acrostic provides a clue.

 

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