• Inspector French's Greatest Case

  • An Inspector French Mystery
  • By: Freeman Wills Crofts
  • Narrated by: Phil Fox
  • Series: Inspector French, Book 1
  • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-17-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (4 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the Collins Crime Club archive, the first Inspector French novel by Freeman Wills Crofts, once dubbed 'The King of Detective Story Writers'.
The first Inspector French mystery.
At the offices of the Hatton Garden diamond merchant, Duke and Peabody, the body of old Mr Gething is discovered beside a now empty safe. With multiple suspects, the robbery and murder is clearly the work of a master criminal and requires a master detective to solve it. Meticulous as ever, Inspector Joseph French of Scotland Yard embarks on an investigation that takes him from the streets of London to Holland, France and Spain and finally to a ship bound for South America.
©2016 Freeman Wills Crofts (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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"If there is a better writer of detective stories alive, I would like to know his name." ()
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dr. V. Saunders OBE on 09-18-17

Brilliant in all ways

I have recently discovered these Inspector French books- audio books. Fantastic and this is the fourth I have enjoyed. But better listened to in order I think. But each stands alone. Brilliant narrator with an array of excellent and pleasant accents for characters. Probably more enjoyable for older readers as a bit nostalgic. Great.

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4 out of 5 stars
By peebee on 05-27-17

One of the best

A great story from a lost age of passenger liners and romantic locations that is expertly crafted to the end. This would make an excellent movie.

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5 out of 5 stars
By oceanjasper on 03-08-18

Entertaining Golden Age detective story

This is the first book I've read in this series and it won't be the last. The Inspector French books are perfect audio fare; the inspector follows up each lead in a methodical way, with several intriguing little mysteries to be solved within the overall investigation of the crime. The solution is ingenious and fits all the facts.

Phil Fox's narration is excellent, with plenty of expression and a variety of well-defined voices for the different characters. His voice showcases the author's prose, which has a quality of elegance that I appreciated as much as the cleverness of the plot. I thoroughly enjoyed this step back in time to the era of the classic detective story.

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