The Missing Partners (1928)


My review:

Map of Liverpool

Very nearly a classic: financial skulduggery, rum-running and murder in Liverpool, solved by a couple of not too bright young things (middle-class clerks and secretaries) and a rather unpleasant policeman.  Unfortunately, the book becomes horribly dull after the 100-page mark, and continues that way for another hundred.  This is a pity, for the plot is undeniably clever, full of plots, counter-plots, false trails, disguises, impersonation and identical twins, and the murderer’s identity as much of a surprise as if Wemmick should turn out to have killed Jaggers.

To the Bibliography.

To the Henry Wade Page.

To the Grandest Game in the World.