The Z Murders by J. Jefferson Farjeon (1932)

While traveling on the early train to London Euston Richard Temperley finds his attempts to sleep frustrated by the snoring of a fellow traveler, and to his consternation, the two must share a hotel smoking room before continuing on their journeys. Upon entering the room Temperley passes a young woman rushing out, and is unsettled …

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Inspector French’s Greatest Case by Freeman Wills Crofts (1924)

On a cold night in the middle of November at the offices of diamond merchants Duke and Peabody, the body of head clerk Mr. Charles Gething is discovered, dead on the floor in front of the open safe. Missing are £33,000 worth of diamonds plus about £1,000 in bank notes. Inspector Joseph French expects the case …

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Mini Review – The Cheltenham Square Murder by John Bude (1937)

Regency Square sits in the town of Cheltenham Spa. Within the square are ten houses that forms its own small community; one that quietly simmers with gossip, grievances, and secrets. It’s also known as Archery Square, as several of it’s residents are well-known for their skill in that sport. So when one of the residents …

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Dead Man’s Quarry by Ianthe Jerrold (1930)

A cycling holiday through the Wye Valley of Wales is coming to it’s end for a small group of friends. And when Charles Price fails to turn up after a race down Rodland Hill, “none of them was particularly sorry to be deprived or Sir Charles company for a mile or two.”  It seems Sir Charles …

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The Case of Sir Adam Braid by Molly Thynne (1930)

At 6:30 when manservant Johnson stepped out of Sir Adam Braid’s flat, leaving his cantankerous employer settled in his chair listening to the wireless. He returns at 7:10 to find Sir Adam dead in his bedroom, stabbed through the neck. In those forty minutes several individuals are seen entering and leaving the building. One witness …

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