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Fool Errant

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

 
 
Political intrigue and industrial espionage are brewing in Britain’s Foreign Office in this thriller from the author of the Miss Silver Mysteries
 
On a dark, foggy night, Hugo Ross encounters a beautiful woman. She claims to be running away and begs Hugo not to tell anyone that he’s seen her. Before boarding her train, she warns him not to take the job he’s applying for: secretary to eccentric inventor Ambrose Minstrel. The train pulls away, and the stunning stranger is gone.
 
Desperate for employment, Hugo ignores her warning and takes the job. He’s barely moved into Meade House when a message from Loveday Leigh is hand-delivered: He must leave immediately and burn the letter. When they finally meet again at Waterloo Station, Loveday is not the mysterious woman Hugo remembers. Odd happenings continue, and he enlists the help of the esteemed Benbow Smith, an enigmatic figure connected to London’s Foreign Office. Soon Hugo is caught up in an undercover plot involving governmental intrigue, industrial espionage, and stolen military secrets. With his own life on the line, how much is he willing to risk for his country?
 
Fool Errant is the 1st book in the Benbow Smith Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Genre: Mystery

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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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1929 : Hardback
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Title: Fool Errant
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Lippincott
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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
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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   


April 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Fool Errant (The Benbow Smith Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Patricia Wentworth
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
Availability: Amazon