Biggles Air Detective by Captain WE Johns

This is the first Biggles book I’ve ever read and I am genuinely impressed.

Obviously, Biggles is always going to triumph and isn’t going to be shot dead or shot down in his aircraft on Page 4, but nonetheless I have to say there’s a certain amount of ingenuity in some of these stories which allows Biggles (short for Bigglesworth) to succeed.

I was half expecting / fearing that Biggles would turn out to be a Bulldog Drummond of the skies but he’s not like that at all, at least not in these stories. He has a few pals – Algy, Bertie, and Ginger – and there are few female characters in these short stories, but he’s a respectful person who doesn’t like making guesses, who knows right from wrong, and is prepared to right those wrongs when he can.

Published by Julian Worker

Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool. He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier. He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction. His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.

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