The Missing Partners
Map of Liverpool
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
unpleasant policeman. Unfortunately, the
book becomes horribly dull after the 100-page mark, and continues that
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
much of a surprise as if Wemmick should turn out to have killed Jaggers.
the Henry Wade Page.
Grandest Game in the World.