|Title:||The Four Stragglers|
|Publisher:||Copp, Clark Co., Limited|
|Tags:||adventure, Canadiana, fiction|
The Four Stragglers opens in the darkness of an unnamed battlefield during the Great War. Cut off from their respective units, three soldiers take refuge in a thicket; a fourth lies dead or unconscious a few metres away. Flares flying above reveal faces, and the cognizant come to recognize that they'd all played parts in a daring jewel heist not two years earlier.
—Brian Busby [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Packard, Frank Lucius
Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877—February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist.
He was born in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University and the University of Liege. As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing many railroad stories, then to a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale. He wrote more than 20 books featuring Dale, a wealthy New York society figure by day and an expert safecracker by night.
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