The Sunday Pigeon Murders by Craig Rice (1942)

Street photographers Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kuzak don’t think it’s a big deal when they kidnap Mr. Pigeon. He’s already been missing for seven years, and they’re just going to keep him for a week until he’s declared dead. They figure his partner, Harkness Penneyth, can collect from the insurance and then will be happy …

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Murder Isn’t Easy by Richard Hull (1936)

Nicholas Latimer considers himself by far the most important director of the advertising agency NeO-aD. He believes that Paul Spencer, the head of the sales department and fellow director, is undermining his work and that the agency would be better off without him. Buying Spencer out is a non-starter, and Latimer’s attempt to vote him …

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In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (1960)

Audrey Page, has come to Geneva for a gathering at the Villa Rosalind, home of retired actress Eve Ferrier. There have been dark rumors following Eve since 1939, when she and fiancé, Hector Matthews, visited Hitler at Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgarden. During this visit Matthews fell to his death off a balcony, the only other person …

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The Art School Murders by Moray Dalton (1943)

When Mrs Pearce stepped into the life classroom of the Morosini Art School she receives the fright of her life when she sees blood “[o]n the floor, like a strand of dark red wool it was, coming from behind the screen in the corner.” Behind that screen is found the body of artists’ model Althea …

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He Dies and Makes No Sign by Molly Thynne (1933)

The Duchess of Steynes believes her son Marlowe’s engagement to actress Betty Anthony is most unsuitable, and that only Dr. Constantine can do something about it. But when he meets the young woman, it is for a very different reason. Betty is extremely alarmed by the sudden disappearance of her grandfather, violinist Julius Anthony. The …

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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie (1937)

"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?"  While holidaying in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot overhears these chilling words. Days later, he is called to investigate a death in Petra and learns who "she" was. Mrs. Boynton, a sadistic tyrant who dominates her family, has been found dead. Other than a puncture wound …

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