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A Matter of Deduction is the ninth short story in the sixth anthology of Biggles Air Police short stories entitled Biggles of the Interpol. The anthology was first published in 1957 by Brockhampton.

SynopsisEdit

Marcel and Biggles investigate a Tiger Moth which has gone far off course, crashing in France. A murder is uncovered and the murderer swiftly apprehended through a series of logical deductions.

PlotEdit

See article under Dennis Adrian Crayford for a summary of the plot.

CharactersEdit

The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit

  • Biggles
  • Algy Lacey
  • Ginger Hebblethwaite
  • Bertie Lissie

OthersEdit

AircraftEdit

PlacesEdit

VisitedEdit

  • Provins, on the main line south of Paris
  • Lyons, Bron Airport
  • Nice

MentionedEdit

  • Holmwood Flying Club

Research NotesEdit

  • In British aircraft registrations, the hyphen comes after the "G" and should read G-BXKL. As the letters after the "G" were allocated mostly in alphabetical order from AAAA onwards, BXKZ was not used until 1997 and was issued to a hot air balloon.[1]

References to the pastEdit

IncongruitiesEdit

ChronologyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. G-INFO Aircraft Registrations

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