|Title:||Worrals Investigates (Worrals #11)|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, flying, mystery, South Pacific|
A chance meeting with Air Commodore Raymond of Scotland Yard, and Worrals and her friend Frecks are away again on a journey charged with mystery and danger. Outside Island, a British possession in the Pacific, is a tiny atoll with the reputation of being haunted. The crew of a native boat on a trip to the island for copra are fired on by a white woman with red hair and one of their number, a French subject, is killed. The French authorities suggest that the matter should be investigated and Air Commodore Raymond decides that here is a job after Worrals’ heart—and he is right: with her customary eagerness for adventure she is soon making preparations for the long journey to the South Seas. . . .—Dustcover. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Johns, W. E. (William Earl)
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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