The Eight of Swords by John Dickson Carr

There have been some strange goings on at The Grange. A bishop sliding down a staircase, accosting maids, and wandering on the roof in his nightclothes while poltergeists are throwing inkpots around. The aforementioned Bishop of Mappleham, and amateur criminologist, believes The Grange and the village around it, are a hotbed of criminals and takes …

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Bats in the Belfry by E. C. R. Lorac

Neil Rockingham asks Robert Grenville to track down a man named Debrette. It seems that Debrette has been harassing their friend Bruce Attleton, and Neil thinks that it may involve blackmail. Rockingham’s concerns prove well founded when Attleton never shows for a planned meeting with him in Paris. But it is when he learns that …

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The Plumley Inheritance by Christopher Bush

Financier Henry Plumley has been acting erratically of late. Now, facing potential financial ruin and arrest, he makes a very public speech in which he alludes to hidden treasure, then sips from his glass and falls dead.  And so begins a hunt for treasure. With the end of WWI, Major Geoffrey Wrentham has been demobilized …

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The Hammersmith Murders by David Frome

A MAn iS BeIng MURdErED At 60 CaItHNESS rOAD" This anonymous message sends Inspector Bull to investigate a house, one seemingly like all the others in Hammersmith. But behind the gray brick façade Bull finds a mystery in the form of Lawrence Sprague, who has just died of lockjaw. The death appears natural, but it’s …

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Death is No Sportsman by Cyril Hare

Shortly after the signature of the Treaty of Versailles, four business men, who had made enough money during the war to be able to attend to the really important things in life, formed a syndicate among themselves and bought the fishing rights of a reach of the River Didder.”  For seven months of the year …

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