SLEUTHS OF THE AIR
by Percy F. Westerman
Illustrated by Comerford Watson
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd.. 1st. 1935
Very good condition in a fair dustwrapper. Blue cloth, black titles. 3 b/w plates. 192 pages.
Spine and corners are bumped, with some edge-wear. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Plate are all present. Dated from adverts. Wrapper is price-cut with some edge-tears and chips - loss to spine and top of spine. Wrapper was at one time it 2 halves - but has now been stuck to a white piece of paper, to stick it back together.
Stock no. 809680
- Roy Deighton and Dick Campbell, pilots with the British African Airways, found themselves independently detailed for an unusual job - nothing less than shadowing a suspicious character, who, posing as a German scientist, had arrived at the headquarters of the company with papers authorizing him to fly up the Nile Valley and on to Ujiji. Almost as soon as they had started their adventures began. Separated from his friend by a storm, Roy has to make a forced landing and spend a night at close quarters with certain denizens of the jungle. The, reunited, the pair come down at an aerodrome, the staff of which have been smitten by a plague. Meanwhile, though the foreign flier seems to have evaded them, he, too, is having his troubles and adventures. His mishaps have their climax when he lands on a floating mass of vegetation which he has mistaken for an island. From that predicament the British pilots save him, solving the mystery of his errand, though another mystery surrounds his escape from arrest. The tale moves at a speed appropriate for a flying story, from thrill to thrill, jungle and air adventure together making an enthralling mixture.