Hugo Blayn ~ Further Information ~ Biography
This is one of the many
pseudonyms used by the prolific author John Russell Fearn was was born
1908 and died 1960. For this name he used one series character who
appeared in all the novels listed, Inspector Garth of Scotland Yard.
Synopsis of Hugo Blayn's Except
for One Thing
A dramatic detective thriller
EXCEPT FOR ONE THING
by Hugo Blayn
Author of "The Five Matchboxes"
MEN have often been moved to contemplating the possibility of committing
the "Perfect Crime"—and have blundered. Inspector Garth of Scotland Yard
believes that in these days of modern science a perfect crime has even
less chance of being committed. To Richard Harvey, however, there is
given, by his good friend Inspector Garth, a resume of the mistakes made
by past criminals, and, as a pathologist and scientist, Harvey believes
he can so completely rid himself of an unwanted fiancée that none will
ever be able to tell what became of the corpse.
Yet, though he lays a master-plan and uses modern scientific methods to
bring it to fruition, he makes, despite the object lesson in past
criminals' mistakes, not one but several mistakes. Though he stays
beside his friend the Inspector, who is engaged on the case, though he
watches every move that is made, he finds a relentless circle closing
around him. Time and again he rights a battle of wits with the
inexorable Inspector and yet sees the whole scheme slowly but inevitably
torn to pieces.
This is the absorbing story of a "perfect crime" which in the end serves
to prove how even the best laid plans can go awry.
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