Inside the Lines is a spy thriller with a little romance mixed in written by Earl Derr Biggers and Robert Welles Ritchie and was originally published in 1815. It takes places place in France, Germany and the Mediterranean region during the onset of the first World War. It follows some Americans that are in Europe at the time and are trying to get home and events that are happening around them.
This was the third novel written by Biggers, who went on to write six Charlie Chan novels in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He keeps both the action and the romance to a level where they’re not too distracting from the story line. This is a story that can be enjoyed be men and women of most reading tastes.
If interested in reading this book, you can download it from the following sites in various formats:
Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56036
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inside-the-lines-earl-derr-biggers/1020446522?ean=2940021333900
World of Sleuths Rating: ****
(Four out of five stars)