The Pit Prop Syndicate

But all we saw coming ashore was pit-props, Merriman, pit-props! Now don't you see?” Merriman suddenly gasped. “Lord!” he cried breathlessly. “It was in the props?” “Of course it was in the props!” Hilliard repeated triumphantly.

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486835650

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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An English motorcyclist on vacation in the south of France accidentally uncovers a front for illegal activity in this atmospheric mystery by "the all-time master of the intricate timetable alibi." — The New York Times Book Review.

The Pit Prop Syndicate Detective Club Crime Classics

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the third standalone novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008190569

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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From the Collins Crime Club archive, the third standalone novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, dubbed ‘The King of Detective Story Writers’.

The Pit Prop Syndicate Illustarted

A British wine merchant on business in France stumbles across a syndicate with something to hide, and resolves to discover their secret.

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

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Page: 178

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A British wine merchant on business in France stumbles across a syndicate with something to hide, and resolves to discover their secret.

The Pit Prop Syndicate

Seymour Merriman would not have even imagined that a little bit of help from strangers would catapult him into the world of crime syndicate, spanning two continents.

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Seymour Merriman would not have even imagined that a little bit of help from strangers would catapult him into the world of crime syndicate, spanning two continents. He had only followed Lorry Number 3 in the hopes of getting some petrol for his bike. But that ended up with him noticing that the number plates had been changed! Why were the number plates changed? Who were these people whom Seymour had inadvertently met?

The Pit Prop Syndicate Illustrated

A British wine merchant on business in France stumbles across a syndicate with something to hide, and resolves to discover their secret.

Author: Freeman Wills Crofts

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Page: 178

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A British wine merchant on business in France stumbles across a syndicate with something to hide, and resolves to discover their secret.

The Pit Prop Syndicate

The Pit-Prop Syndicate is a story from the beginning of the golden age of crime fiction.

Author: Freeman CROFTS

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781796669893

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Page: 237

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The Pit-Prop Syndicate is a story from the beginning of the golden age of crime fiction. Seymour Merriman, a British wine merchant on business in France, happens upon a syndicate manufacturing pit-props--beams used to prop up mine tunnels--but his eye is caught by one odd detail: their lorry's numberplate mysteriously changes. With the help of his friend Hilliard from the Excise department they dig deeper and uncover a dangerous conspiracy.Freeman Wills Crofts was a civil engineer, turned author of crime fiction. Though somewhat forgotten today, his style was widely appreciated at the time, and still finds fans of those who like a puzzle where all the loose ends are tied up. During his career he wrote over thirty crime novels; The Pit-Prop Syndicate, published in 1922, was his third.