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Fool Errant

(1929)
(A book in the Benbow Smith series)
A novel by

 
 
"You mustn't go to Meade House. I've heard... "

Ambrose Minstrel, the inventor, is undoubtedly eccentric. But even his oddities cannot account for the strange events at Meade House. Young Hugo Ross, Minstrel's new secretary, feels that all the dark happenings centre somehow on himself - cryptic remarks and veiled glances between Minstrel and his assistant, stealthy footsteps in the dead of night, the offer of a small fortune for the worthless field glasses. And then there is the unknown girl who had called from the dark, the rest of her statement swallowed by the night? But in spite of all his caution, Hugo Ross is drawn into a despicable plot involving government intrigue and espionage. With his own life on the line, how much is he willing to risk for his country?

Fool Errant was originally published in 1929, and introduced the eccentric, elderly series character of Benbow Smith. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

"When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself - and I always do." Mary Dell, Daily Mirror

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Patricia Wentworth's Fool Errant

Hardback Editions

June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fool Errant
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 0-88411-743-X / 978-0-88411-743-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fool Errant: A Benbow Smith Mystery (The Benbow Smith Mysteries)
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
ISBN: 1-911095-45-5 / 978-1-911095-45-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dean Street Press
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Kindle Editions

May 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fool Errant: A Benbow Smith Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fool Errant: A Benbow Smith Mystery
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Dean Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA