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The Unknown Quantity

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Title:The Unknown Quantity
Johns, W. E. (William Earl)   
(86 of 100 for author by title)
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Published:   1940
Publisher:John Hamilton Limited
Tags:adventure, crime, fiction, murder, mystery

This excellent, fast moving and exciting adventure begins with Nigel Deane, known as “Gunga”, summoning his brother Guy, to discuss the death of their older brother Peter. Pete was a journalist and Gunga is convinced he has been murdered because of a letter that Pete sent to Gunga the night of his death. Pete was investigating a mysterious gang, who identify each other by a 1904 Victorian Penny and whose members are only known by numbers. Pete was killed in a car crash at a place called Blandford. Gunga and Guy resolve to kill everyone involved in Pete’s death and bring this criminal organisation down, come what may....—wejohns.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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