The Trick That Failed is the tenth short story in the eighth anthology of Biggles Air Police short stories entitled Biggles Flies to Work. The anthology was first published in September, 1963,
Ginger spots yet another aircraft behaving suspiciously while out on patrol. This time it is a French aircraft dodging among the clouds before putting down somewhere in the New Forest.
See entry under Flight Lieutenant Rosten for a summary of the plot.
The Special Air Police/Scotland YardEdit
- Ginger Hebblethwaite
- Auster J1 Autocrat
- Jodel D11 - Johns' text mentions the D2 but there is no such aircraft. The D11 fits his description. It is possible the "11" part of the name was misread by the printers and rendered as a Roman "II" and then became "2".
- Vickers Viscount
- New Forest, Hampshire