time for the very first Inspector French novel! I find it a bit odd, and mildly alarming, that Crofts had the nerve to call the first book in a series a ‘Greatest Case’; beckons trouble: (a) where do you go from there?! (to other great entries, I happen to know, having read them), and (b) even if I’m ultimately lenient were this to be anything less than ‘Greatest’ material, it still better be pretty good! a stinker would would be shocking. so we’ll hope for a strong showing, eh?