'I feel it in my bones that they'll ruin my holiday.
Trouble gravitates to those two like bees to honey.'|
That is what Detective-Sergeant Manny Gribbon says about Mike and
Jim Dance at the start of their holidays when they all go off to
North Devon - Jim and his friend Birdie to stay in a holiday camp,
Mike in digs in the town, and and Manny and Uncle Tom fishing in
the Brendan Valley. And sure enough Manny is right. The boys get tied
in with a car crash and a lot happens afterwards - Manny does some
telephoning, Mike makes two friends and the whole thing ends with
a car chase, shooting and money blowing over the countryside - an
exciting story well in the Martin tradition.
Picazo, Barcelona, Spain 1972:
Published as El misterio del pasajero desaparecido
Laminated boards; 140x210 mm; 192 pages; translation by Luis Buelta; full
colour cover artwork and nine black and white text illustrations
by Alberto Sanatal.