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The Deductions of Colonel Gore (Aka The Barrington Mystery)

Lynn Brock

Of poisoned African knives and pretty Pickles

Just returned from service in South Africa, Colonel Gore goes for what seems a perfectly conventional dinner party – but before the evening is done the stage is set for blackmail, illegal drugs, and murder.

Drawn into the mystery by Barbara Melhuish (aka ‘Pickles’), the Colonel works through a series of baffling clues to the solution – a solution which comes as a complete surprise!

The Deductions of Colonel Gore is a 1924 detective novel by the Irish-born writer Lynn Brock. It was the first in his series of seven novels featuring the character of Colonel Wyckham Gore who became a popular choice with crime fiction buffs during the golden age of detective fiction.

“…exciting and unexpected” – Times Literary Supplement

“…a clever detective story”— The Sheffield Telegraph

  • Classification : Classic Crime & Adventure/Thrillers
  • Pub Date : JUN 20, 2023
  • Imprint : YELLOWBACK
  • Page Extent : 333
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789357311236
  • Price : INR 499
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Lynn Brock

Lynn Brock was the pseudonym of the Irish writer Alister McAllister, who moved to England and wrote a series of mystery novels featuring Colonel Gore which became popular in the 1920s and 1930s during the start of the golden age of detective fiction. He also wrote several plays under the name Anthony Wharton. He was educated at the National University of Ireland, where he served as chief clerk between 1908 and 1914. During the First World War he served with the British Army in the Machine Gun Corps.

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