It seemed an innocent enough puzzle at first, a truck with one number plate when first seen, but another when seen a few hours later. But Seymour Merriman and his friend, Claud Hilliard, soon become convinced that the Pit- Prop Syndicate is a front for some sort of illegal activity. They just can't figure out the what or how. But when one of the members of the syndicate is found murdered in a taxi, it becomes a matter for the professional detectives of Scotland Yard who must solve the secret of The Pit-Prop Syndicate!
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About the Author
Freeman Wills Crofts (1879-1957) was an Irish writer of mysteries, and considered to be one of the big four of the “Golden Age” of detective fiction. He originally pursued a career in engineering working for the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway. He turned to writing during an extended illness in 1919 and produced his first book, The Cask. He wrote over forty books over his career, many of them featuring his most famous character, Inspector French.