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Inspector French's Greatest Case

(1924)
(The first book in the Inspector French series)
A novel by

 
Considered one of Freeman Wills Crofts&#146; best works, Inspector French&#146;s Greatest Case is an out-of-print masterpiece of detective fiction. It was first published in 1924. It was selected by Howard Haycraft to be one of the works included in the ultimate mystery list: The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective-Crime-Mystery Fiction, Two Centuries of Cornerstones 1748-1948.

Unlike other mystery writers who have made the police appear to be incompetent, Crofts has given us the brilliant Inspector French, a first class investigator, albeit within the ranks of Scotland Yard. Charles Gething, head clerk at London&#146;s Duke and Peabody&#146;s, diamond merchants, is found murdered in front of the firm&#146;s open safe. Inspector French is assigned the case, which he works on methodically, through a series of fascinating clues, in England and abroad. Crofts rewards us with a highly entertaining, thoroughly satisfying, classic British mystery story.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 1-4344-5398-7 / 978-1-4344-5398-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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April 1985 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-7012-1001-X / 978-0-7012-1001-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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May 1977 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case (Lythway classics of crime and detection)
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-85046-716-0 / 978-0-85046-716-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lythway P.
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February 1970 : UK Hardback
Title: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-00-244361-9 / 978-0-00-244361-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1924 : Textbook Binding
Title: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 9997497473 / 978-9997497475
Publisher: William Collins Pub
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case (Inspector French Mystery)
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-00-819058-5 / 978-0-00-819058-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 1-78002-045-7 / 978-1-78002-045-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Langtail Press
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 1-4344-5397-9 / 978-1-4344-5397-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Press
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October 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 1-84232-399-7 / 978-1-84232-399-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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December 2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-9677143-0-3 / 978-0-9677143-0-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Merion Press, Inc.
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January 1985 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-7012-0605-5 / 978-0-7012-0605-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Hogarth Press Ltd
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January 1987 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN: 0-88184-266-4 / 978-0-88184-266-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub
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February 1978 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Crofts Freeman Wills : Inspector French'S Greatest Case (Penguin crime fiction)
Author(s): Freeman W Crofts
ISBN: 0-14-000918-3 / 978-0-14-000918-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case: An Inspector French Mystery
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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November 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case: An Inspector French Mystery
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Inspector French's Greatest Case (Inspector French Mystery, Book 1)
Author(s): Freeman Wills Crofts
Publisher: Collins Crime Club
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