The Mystery of the T V Crooks

By Robert Martin (Reginald Alec Martin)
First Published 1960 by Nelson
Illustrated by George Lane
George Lane's dustwrapper. Click to enlarge
Dustwrapper art by
George Lane
Nelson 1960
It's a funny thing how 'detectiving' seems to come to Mike and Jim Dance even when they are not looking for it. Who would have imagined that a chance stop in a Sussex lane to repair a motor bike and a momentary meeting with a T.V. personality could once again involve them - with Jim's friend Birdie - in police business.

But Carvel Knight is Birdie's hero and could anyone stand aside and see his hero in danger without doing a little investigation of his own ?

First Edition:
Nelson 1960:
Mike's copy:
Hardback with dustwrapper; red cloth boards with black lettering; 125x185mm; 186pp; b/w frontispiece and five other text illustrations.
Dustwrapper full colour, rear blue with Nelson logo; cover price 7/6 net.
My copy: As Mike's, 1960, but mine has blue cloth boards with a darker blue lettering; title, author and publisher on spine, title and author front board; the dustwrapper is unfortunately price-clipped.

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