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RETURNING to his home town after an interval of many years, Gordon Drew finds himself secretary to a Dr. Carru-thers, an eccentric physicist who egotistically labels himself as the "Admirable Crichton" of scientific specialists. In this capacity he helps the local police solve a baffling series of fires, whilst the staid Superintendent Denning sets to work in methodical fashion to trace not only the arsonist-but also a murderer. The gripping story moves among the "little people" of the town-a fishmonger and a florist-as well as the big people in the shape of a powerful, ambitious emporium owner and a borough surveyor. Here there is crime and murder aimed at an astonishing objective, fascinating, authentic, with science as the main weapon by which the evil-doer achieves his effects. In this field, however, the remarkable Dr. Carruthers also excels and it is his analyses, as much as Superintendent Denning's plodding perseverance, which finally bring a solution to the problem, and justice to the criminal.

Genre: Mystery    

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March 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: Flashpoint (Linford Mystery)
Author(s): John Russell Fearn
ISBN: 1-84617-676-X / 978-1-84617-676-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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September 2003 : USA Paperback

Title: Flashpoint
Author(s): John Fearn
ISBN: 0-8095-3306-5 / 978-0-8095-3306-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wildside Pr
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