Within twenty minutes three folders arrived on his desk. Pymble stared at their labels…..
Looking inside the covers he noticed that a different Inspector in the CIB had handled each case. Clearly no link had ever been made among the three….
On Anzac Day 1930, Inspector Rex Pymble decided on a whim to join in the Sydney Parade. He had never before marched. His short duty as a Provost in France in August 1918 investigating suspected fraud in a regiment’s mess account had ended in a catastrophe which had returned him, wounded, to England, and thence home and to a resumption of his career in the NSW police.
Anzac Day 1930, however, leads, almost by accident to the re-opening of the original case and to the solution of a chain of other matters (including murders) which just needed to be linked.
Ian Grant, headmaster and military historian, writes a gripping story – a page-turner, set in an era which he knows thoroughly.