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Biggles on the Home Front (Biggles #59)

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Title:Biggles on the Home Front (Biggles #59)
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(29 of 74 for author by title)
Biggles Sees It Through (Biggles #23)
Biggles of the Special Air Police (Biggles #47)
Stead, Leslie   
(7 of 27 for author by title)
Biggles Sorts It Out [Biggles #88]
Biggles in the Orient (Biggles #30)
Published:   1957
Publisher:Hodder and Stoughton
Tags:adventure, fiction, flying, Biggles (Fictional character)

Police Inspector Gaskin was bothered him terribly that he couldn’t get a grip on the perpetrators of a series of brutal jewelry thefts. The gang that planned these crimes was so sophisticated that the police didn't stand a chance, because no trace was left behind. Finally, however, although he could not prove it, the inspector became convinced that the gang was operating on a plane. And that made him decide to enlist Major Bigglesworth, in order to fight the unknown and invisible enemy, as it were, with his own weapons. Of course that was right up the alley of Biggles and his men. Biggles, with his vast experience fighting the underworld, thought he could afford a stunt... by offering his services as a pilot for the gang. He was quickly accepted into his job as a jewel thief. But it was only when it was too late that he discovered that he had completely underestimated the leader of the gang and that his hubris had made him no longer the hunter, but ‘the hare’...—Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]

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William Earl Johns (1893-1968), better known as Capt. W. E. Johns, was a British author noted for his juvenile fiction featuring stories about pilots and flying. Johns first career was as a sanitary inspector but he soon gave it up to enlist in the army at the beginning of World War I. He saw action during the Gallipoli Campaign and also served garrison duty in Egypt. Afterwards he applied to serve in the Royal Flying Corps. He was posted to a flying school in England where he trained pilots. In the 1930s he began to write fiction basing his stories on his flying experience. All told he wrote over 150 novels and short stories for young boys and girls. (wejohns.com)

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