Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1978. John Gorham (cover design). Reprint. Paperback. Used - Good/Very Good. Toned. Clean, unmarked, tight. No creases to spine. 11 x 18 cm. 205 pp. Item #12527
A Sergeant Cribb mystery
Grand Prix de Littérature Policière Winner, 1985
After Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat became a Victorian bestseller, rowing on the Thames was the great craze of 1889. The novel begins, however, with skinny-dipping (under another name) by some student teachers. By chance one of them finds herself a witness in a case of murder. The suspects? Three men in a boat.
When Cribb and Thackeray take to the river in pursuit, nobody will take them seriously. However, they stick doggedly to the trail, which leads upstream to Oxford.