Extortion is the name of the game. In this first story of the Inspector West series, the Scotland Yard officer has to get to the bottom of a blackmail bid against the Dreem cigarette factory. With those behind the attempt prepared to murder anyone who might get in their way, Inspector West has to unravel it all at gunpoint, and not without some surprises . . .
The Green Popular Penguins Story It was in 1935 when Allen Lane stood on a British railway platform looking for something good to read on his journey. His choice was limited to popular magazines and poor quality paperbacks. Lane's disappointment at the range of books available led him to found a company – and change the world.
In 1935 the Penguin was born, but it took until the late 1940s for the Crime and Mystery series to emerge. The genre thrived in the post-war austerity of the 1940s, and reached heights of popularity by the 1960s.
Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.