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Perishable Goods (Chandos #2)

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Title:Perishable Goods (Chandos #2)
Mercer, Cecil William  Writing under the pseudonym: Yates, Dornford   
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Red in the Morning [AKA Were Death Denied] (Chandos #7)
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Published:   1928
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:adventure, Europe, fiction, kidnapping, Richard William Chandos (Fictional character)

The second of Dornford Yate's Chandos books is still a gripping yarn, but not quite as good as the first. A direct sequel to Blind Corner, this time with arch-criminal "Rose" Noble out for revenge. Jonathan Mansel is Jonah from the Berry books. Here as "Boy" Pleydell's wife Adele has been kidnapped the cross-over between the two series is obvious. Most of this book is set in an Austrian castle. [Suggest a different description.]

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Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960), better known by his pen-name, Dornford Yates, was a British author. Trained as a lawyer, he turned to writing in the 1920s. He is best known for a series of books featuring playboy Berry Pleydell. These books described Berry's wealthy, indolent life and his circle of friends. The books were very popular in the interwar years. Mercer also wrote a series of international thrillers centred around Richard Chandos, a suave crime solving detective. His work was influenced by the writings of Anthony Hope who was his uncle. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)

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