Lonely Magdalen by Henry Wade (1940)

The body of a woman is found in a dark corner of Hampstead Heath. She's been strangled, and it's clear from her appearance that she was a prostitute. The police have a suspect, a professional thug, but all attempts to tie him to the murder come to nothing. Faced with a lack of evidence and …

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The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill (1892)

Mrs Drabdump, the landlady of 11 Grover Street, received no reply to repeated attempts to wake her lodger Arthur Constant. Sensing that something is not right, she calls upon her neighbor, the retired detective Mr. George Grodman for help. Grodman finds the door locked and bolted from the inside. When he breaks the door down the …

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The Frightened Stiff by Kelley Roos (1942)

Everything went wrong for Jeff and Haila Troy the night they moved into their new Greenwich Village apartment. There’s no lock on the door, no blinds on the windows, and the truck with their furniture didn’t show on time. While at a restaurant to kill time, Haila overhears an unsavory character arranging a meeting for …

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No More Murders by Maria Lang (1951) Published as Inte Flera Mord! [Sweden] translated by Joan Tate (1966)

Einar and Puck Bure, along with Puck’s father Professor Ekstedt, are determined to have a quiet holiday. Where better to go than Skoga to stay at Einar’s family home, in an area known as the Valley. But, the very first morning they awake to find a corpse in their garden. The victim is the son …

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The Man in Lower 10 by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1909)

Washington, DC, lawyer Lawrence Blakely has been inveigled by his partner, Richey McKnight, into taking the train to Pittsburgh in order to confirm that a set of important papers are indeed forgeries. Having completed his business, Blakely procures a berth for the return journey onboard the Washington Flier. During night Blakely leaves his berth and …

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Shroud of Darkness by E. C. R. Lorac (1954)

Five strangers alight from a train compartment and disappear into a Paddington station shrouded in thick fog. Moments later one of them is found seriously injured with his head bashed in, stripped of all identification and left for dead. Chief Inspector Robert MacDonald finds that the young man’s identity is not only the key to …

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