Although the last three weeks were just filled with stress and angst, I did manage to find time to do some reading. I read Introducing the Toff. There have been some great radio adaptations on the Iplayer of stories that the feature the Toff.
The Toff is an upper man who fights crime sometimes going beyond the law. On the radio he is just a detective but in the book he was more dangerous. I think he killed a couple of people -- in self defence, but still... The point is he a smart and stylish man, but still he is very tough. It reminded me of the Saint books.
Of course this type of story would not work in these modern times. A member of the upper classes is now more likely to be funding the criminals and more interested in cocaine and getting whipped by hookers.