Adventure with Crime

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When newly married young woman Frances Aldridge loses her husband in a freak car accident, friends persuade her that a holiday in the United States would help her to recover her vitality.

Deciding to travel by bus, she chooses a route which transverses the vast American landscape, from New York to Colorado. As she crosses the States she begins to fall in love with their splendour, and on the bus, she encounters many friendly people who share their stories, including Jim Field – strangely enigmatic in this open country, handsome and travelling with a companion who she takes to be his mother.

One night in Cleveland, Frances is woken abruptly in the middle of the night, by what she thinks is the door to her hotel room clicking shut. The next morning, she discovers that her pearl earrings are missing. She does not bother to report this minor theft, but is appalled to read in the news a few days later that an elderly woman had been murdered in the same hotel the very night she had been there.

In the dramatic story that unfolds, Frances finds herself increasingly feeling as though she is being followed, state to state, city to city . . . and murder to murder.

About Josephine Bell

Josephine Bell was born Doris Bell Collier in Manchester, England. Between 1910 and 1916 she studied at Godolphin School, then trained at Newnham College, Cambridge until 1919. At the University College Hospital in London she was granted M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P. in 1922, and a M.B. B.S. in 1924. " " " " Bell was also a prolific author, writing forty-three novels and numerous uncollected short stories during a forty-five year period. " " " " Many of her short stories appeared in the London Evening Standard. Using her pen name she wrote numerous detective novels beginning in 1936, and she was well-known for her medical mysteries. Her early books featured the fictional character Dr. David Wintringham who worked at Research Hospital in London as a junior assistant physician. She helped found the Crime Writers' Association in 1953 and served as chair during 1959-60.

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The Dark and the Light
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A Hole in the Ground
A Hole in the Ground
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Death of a Poison Tongue
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A Pigeon Among the Cats
Victim
Victim
Safety First
Safety First
The Alien
The Alien
No Escape
No Escape
The Catalyst
The Catalyst
Tudor Pilgrimage
Tudor Pilgrimage
The Wilberforce Legacy
The Wilberforce Legacy
Death at the Medical Board
Death at the Medical Board
Death In Clairvoyance
Death In Clairvoyance
Bones in the Barrow
Bones in the Barrow
Death in Retirement
Death in Retirement
Easy Prey
Easy Prey
Compassionate Adventure
Compassionate Adventure
Hell's Pavement
Hell's Pavement
Double Doom
Double Doom
The House Above the River
The House Above the River
Crime In Our Time
Crime In Our Time
Jacobean Adventure
Jacobean Adventure
Over the Seas
Over the Seas
To Serve A Queen
To Serve A Queen
In the King's Absence
In the King's Absence
A Question of Loyalties
A Question of Loyalties
The Trouble in Hunter Ward
The Trouble in Hunter Ward
Such a Nice Client
Such a Nice Client
A Swan-Song Betrayed
A Swan-Song Betrayed
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Wolf! Wolf!
The Innocent
The Innocent
A Well Known Face
A Well Known Face
The Fennister Affair
The Fennister Affair
The Upfold Witch
The Upfold Witch
A Question of Inheritance
A Question of Inheritance
The Summer School Mystery
The Summer School Mystery
The China Roundabout
The China Roundabout
Death on the Reserve
Death on the Reserve
A Flat Tyre in Fulham
A Flat Tyre in Fulham
The Hunter and the Trapped
The Hunter and the Trapped
A Hydra with Six Heads
A Hydra with Six Heads