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Do Butlers Burgle Banks?
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First published in US: August 5 1968 by Simon & Schuster, New York
First published in UK: September 19 1968 by Herbert Jenkins, London

Russian translation

'Unless some kindly burglar takes it into his head to burgle the bank before the examiners arrive, I'm for it,' said Mike Bond of Bond's Bank gloomily.

A luck would have it, that is just what Horace Appleby has in mind. Although it was not for purely altruistic reasons that the gentlemanly gangster was posing as butler in the Bond residence.

Whatever their motives, neither party had reckoned on Horace's susceptibility to steak-and-kindly pie and to a female person's charms or on the resourcefulness of Mike's betrothed or on the formidable powers of Potter of the Yard.

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Charlie Yost Chicago gunman and safeblower
Horace Appleby Stout and baldheaded leader of the Appleby Gang. Poses as a butler and falls in love with Ada.
Llewellyn (Basher) Evans Expert safe cracker and member f Appleby's Gang
(Ferdy the Fly) Ferdinand Ripley Second story climber and member of Appleby's Gang
Mike Bond Slim and wiry owner-manager of Bond's Bank
Jill Willard Aunt Isobel's nurse, who loves Mike
Ada Cootes Mike's secretary who is short and stocky and a superb cook
Eustace Coleman Mike's butler
J.. Richards Financier
Isobel Bond Mike's maiden aunt
Ivy Parlormaid at Mallow Hall
Sergeant Claude Potter Jessop's egotistic brother-in-law employed by Scotland Yard
Mrs. Davis Cook at Mallow Hall
(Smithy) Montgomery Smith Member of Appleby's Gang
Frank An American gangster
General Sir Frederick Featherstone A trustee of Bond's Bank
(Gussie) Augustus Mortlake A trustee of Bond's Bank
Superintendent Ernest Jessop Member of the Wallingford Police
Sergeant Herbert Brewster Wallingford policeman who likes Ivy

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