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Trouble On the Thames

A novel by

"A literary craftsman, who could spring surprises with his humour and sense of suspense." -The Times

Owen Bradwell is a courageous naval officer who returns to England in the 1930s. He believes that his career is over because he has become colour-blind but with Nazi Germany an increasing menace, the authorities cannot do without Bradwell, and he is assigned a special mission.

A former acquaintance of Bradwell's has been trapped into betraying his country's secrets by a Nazi agent. Bradwell is sent to spy on the spy, and travels down the Thames on a surveillance trip under cover of a fishing weekend. Things soon take an unexpected turn, and Bradwell finds himself in the company of a dead man, and a pretty young interior decorator called Sally.

Will Bradwell triumph over the villains, and will he and Sally fall in love?

This neglected thriller from 1945 is a pacy and entertaining read, rich with the classic twists of the genre: amnesia, blackmail, and a convict's escape from Dartmoor.


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Used availability for Victor Bridges's Trouble On the Thames

Hardback Editions

April 1978 : UK Hardback

Title: Trouble on the Thames
Author(s): Victor Bridges
ISBN: 0-85046-780-2 / 978-0-85046-780-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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Paperback Editions

October 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: Trouble on the Thames (British Library Classic Thrillers)
Author(s): Victor Bridges
ISBN: 1-4642-0493-4 / 978-1-4642-0493-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
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September 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Trouble on the Thames (British Library Thriller Classics)
Author(s): Victor Bridges
ISBN: 0-7123-5603-7 / 978-0-7123-5603-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
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Kindle Editions

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition

Title: Trouble on the Thames: A British Library Spy Classic (British Library Spy Classics Book 1)
Author(s): Victor Bridges
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon CA