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									Bulldog Drummond
Bulldog Drummond

Author: Sapper

Demobilised officer, finding peace incredibly tedious, would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but
crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential... Reply at once
Box X10.' Hungry for adventure following the First World War, Captain Hugh 'Bulldog' Drummond begins a
career as the invincible protectorate of his country. His first reply comes from a beautiful young woman,
who sends him racing off to investigate what at first looks like blackmail but turns out to be far more
complicated and dangerous. The rescue of a kidnapped millionaire, found with his thumbs horribly
mangled, leads Drummond to the discovery of a political conspiracy of awesome scope and villainy,
masterminded by the ruthless Carl Peterson.
Author Bio
Sapper is the pen name of Herman Cyril McNeile, born in 1888 at the Naval Prison in Bodmin, Cornwall,
where his father was Governor. He served in the Royal Engineers (popularly known as 'sappers') from
1907-19, being awarded the Military Cross during World War 1. He started writing in France, adopting a
pen name because serving officers were not allowed to write under their own names. When his first
stories, about life in the trenches, were published in 1915, they were an enormous success. But it was
his first thriller, Bulldog Drummond (1920) that launched him as one of the most popular novelists of his
generation. It had several amazingly successful sequels, including The Black Gang, The Third Round and
The Final Count. Another great success was Jim Maitland (1923), featuring a footloose English sahib in
foreign lands. Sapper published nearly thirty books in total, and a vast public mourned his death when he
died in 1937, at the early age of forty-eight.

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