Biggles and the Penitent Thief by W. E. Johns was first published in 1967 by Brockhampton. There has been 3 subsequent editions in the English language. The events in the book take place mostly in Labrador, Canada.
"Dusty" Miller, who had once served under Biggles during the war approaches him with a problem. His son, Tommy, had been wrongfully imprisoned and the experience had embittered him. Upon his release he had fallen in with a gang of jewel robbers, but, as always, the gang had fallen out. Now Tommy is the only one who knows exactly where the stolen jewels are hidden. Biggles has a dilemma. The police do not make deals with criminals, but here is a chance to recover some valuable stolen property, and Tommy appears to be willing to make a fresh start.
Note: The sections below contain spoilers. In particular, the plot subpage (click here) has an extended summary of the narrative in the book
The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit
- Air Commodore Raymond
- Aly Lacey
- Ginger Hebblethwaite
- Bertie Lissie
- Unnamed helicopter - belonging to the RCMP, operated by Ian Fraser
- Iceland - transit
- Greenland - transit
- Coopers Creek, Labrador, Canada