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A. Windsor-Richards

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1966. Of Hidden Depths 

About the Author:
A. Windsor-Richards at the time of publication of 'Of Hidden Depths' was married with two teenage step-daughters and was living in Lymington, Hampshire, having lived for many years in The Lake District.

He enjoyed sailing and natural history in his spare time and was the owner of a two-berth Pintain yacht, which he sails when he's not crime writing. 'Of Hidden Depths' is his first crime novel; he has written more than a dozen and more books on nature and the countryside, and is a well-known contributor of articles and short stories to the National Press and magazines.

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Windsor-Richards, A. 'Of Hidden Depths', first published in Great Britain by John Gifford Ltd, hbk with dustjacket. Condition: very good, highly collectable 1st Edition with unclipped dustjacket. Price: £14.25, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1966, John Gifford Ltd
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  • Of Hidden Depths [top]
    First published in 1966 in Great Britain by John Gifford Ltd, in hardback with dustjacket, 189pp, 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2, in hardback with dustjacket, No ISBN. Rare and collectible
    Original UK retail price: 12/6 (12 shillings and sixpence)

Storyline: When Snake Wilson planned the job it appeared quite simple, a quick straight-forward jewel robbery which would leave him comfortably off for many years. The robbery is successful, but he and his accomplice are so anxious to escape quickly from the scene of the crime that they take the narrow, winding road at such speed that their stolen car plunges from it into a deep lake. His accomplice is dead and Wilson just manages to get out before drowning. Snake Wilson is loathe to let a fortune slip through his fingers so easily, so he takes up skin diving and returns some months later to collect his ill-gotten gains, which are guarded only by the decomposing body of his accomplice. The book moves swiftly to an exciting climax, which will make the hardiest reader's flesh creep. They may even chuckle here or there...!

 



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