Murder By Matchlight by E. R. C. Lorac Introduction by Martin Edwards

During a blackout in November 1945, Bruce Mallaig sits alone on a bench in London’s Regent’s Park, and is soon the observer of a series of perculiar and frightening events. He hears someone on a nearby bridge and then hears them climbing over the railings to hide underneath. Moments later, another man walks onto the …

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Death Has Deep Roots by Michael Gilbert introduction by Martin Edwards

For years after the war Victoria Lamartine sought Major Eric Thoseby, whom she had known while both worked as part of the French Resistance. Now she stands accused of his murder. Means – he was stabbed through the heart using a technique employed by members of the Resistance, and the knife carries her prints. Motive …

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Tenant for Death by Cyril Hare

On Friday 13, November Mr. Colin James entered 27 Upper Daylesford Street with an unknown gentleman. Almost an hour later he is seen leaving, alone, never to be seen again. Three days later two young men are sent to the house to inventory its contents, as Mr. James has vacated the premises. Upon arrival, they …

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The Castleford Conundrum by J. J. Connington

Winifred Castleford is painting in her studio, a solitary chalet in the woods, when she is accidently shot by her young nephew, who is playing with his rook rifle. When Inspector Westerham arrives he finds that an accidental death doesn’t match with the evidence and is soon investigating whethermurder has been done. Upon his meeting “Winnie’s” relatives, he finds that not only did she recently revoked her …

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The Man From Scotland Yard by David Frome

"To Scotland Yard:A certain person has done away with a mother and three little ones and buried them in the back garden of No. 51-A Chalk Farm road." Justice An anonymous note sends Detective Inspector J. Humphrey Bull looking into what he thinks is probably a hoax. What he finds is an odd woman who …

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