Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding (1931)

Eastrepps has always been a peaceful seaside town, where the worse crime Inspector Protheroe has to deal with is a baffling case of poaching. That is, until the night Miss Mary Hewitt is violently murdered while walking home alone. Suddenly Protheroe is dealing with a case that is beyond his capabilities and Scotland Yard is …

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Death of a Busybody by George Bellairs (1942)

Miss Tither, resident busybody of Hilary Magna, knew everyone’s secrets and had no problem bring them to light whenever she saw fit. So maybe it was fate that she was killed by drowning in the vicar’s cesspool? The local police force, being stretched for manpower and inundated with local crimes, needs help and Scotland Yard …

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The Problem of the Green Capsule by John Dickson Carr (1939)

Detective-Inspector Eliot has been sent to Sodbury Cross to investigate a recent outbreak of poisonings that have led to the death of a child. Circumstantial evidence points to Marjorie Wills as the culprit. Her uncle, Marcus Chesney, believes he knows how the poisonings were done and sets out to prove it. And before Eliot can …

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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (1941)

Hercule Poirot sits, surveying the beach of the Jolly Roger Hotel on secluded Smuggler’s Island. His fellow guests are oh so curious about the presence of the famous detective. He assures them that he is there “to spend the holiday. I do not even think of crime even.” Unfortunately for M. Poirot even on quiet …

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Murder in the Maze by J. J. Connington (1927)

Twin brothers, Roger and Neville. In the midst of prosecuting a case against a shady businessman, attorney Neville Shandon visits his twin brother Roger’s country estate at Whistlefield. Interestingly Roger has a past checkered with a few shady business deals himself. Both under pressure, for very different reasons, they are looking for someplace private where …

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Case for Three Detectives by Leo Bruce (1936)

Mrs. Mary Thurston has been murdered in a room where the door was triple bolted, and all of the windows closed. Sergeant Beef is the policeman on the spot, but the next day three amateur detectives arrive to take the case. Lord Simon Plimsoll, Monsieur Amer Picon, and the Monsignor. Each investigates in their own …

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