The brutal murder of a woman in a lonely beach cottage, huge footprints found nearby, a meandering tramp singing snatches of opera in the night! Superintendent Minter - "Sooper", rattles around the countryside on his noisy motorbike and tries to find a connection. Hampered by amateur detective Gordon Cardew, aided and admired by lawyer Jim Ferraby and the beautiful Elfa Leigh, Sooper finds the case further complicated by another murder. The mysterious `Big Foot' anticipates Minter's every move and only by delving into the past does he solve the case and bring the villain to justice.
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"From a different age"
The sound is a little rough, but this is a value-for-money read. Wallace keeps up a good pace with frequent changes of direction for the plot. 'Super' is a little two-dimensional, but it's a decent enough item from the 'Golden Age' of British crime writing.
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