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John Bude

Another Man's Shadow

Macdonald 1957
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"John Bude thoroughly understands the two-fold business of writing a sound mystery story; and he is adept at, first of all, thinking up a good crime, and then., secondly, of disclosing it to the reader in such a way as to maintain his curiosity about the main plot at boiling point,, and at the same time keeping him interested in the background of the tale."—LAURENCE MEYNELL (Express and Star).

A TELEGRAM FROM LE TOUQUET "Murder on the French Riviera is the theme of this racy drama... what a finely drawn character he has in the prodding, probing, portly Inspector Blampignon of the Surete Nationale, one of the many characterisations which make this book a delight to read. The Inspector's sleuthing goes on against a background that shows the fabulous Cote d'Azur in an unusual light,"—JULIAN SYMONS (Manchester Evening News).

A SHIFT OF GUILT "A young art student is murdered in a provincial town. The police arrest the obvious culprit, but an identical murder is committed after this. The feeling throughout is of real people and places, and the story is well-constructed and well-told." —F. E. PARttOE (Birmingham Post}. "An excellent tale."— FRANCIS GRIERSON (Daily Mail), At all Booksellers and Libraries


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