The March Hare Murders by E. X. Ferrars (1949)

When David Obeney comes to his sister's home to convalesce after mental breakdown he didn’t expect to come face-to-face “with the only man he ever wanted to murder.” And when murder does was he responsible for the murder There was no real mystery to this one. It was more an attempt at psychological thriller without …

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Who Killed Dick Whittington? by E. and M. A. Radford (1947)

It’s the Christmas pantomime season and the Henri de Benyat theatre company is performing Dick Whittington at the Pavilion in Burlington-on-Sea.  The “Principle Boy” in this case is played Norma de Grey, an actress who is far from popular with the rest of the cast. So when she is poisoned on stage during a performance, there’s …

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Answer in the Negative by Henrietta Hamilton (1959)

Work in the pictures department of National Press Archives has been severely disrupted of late. Frank Morningside, an archive assistant, has been the recipient of a series of pranks and increasingly malicious poisoned pen letters. When the situation becomes intolerable and begins to influence his work, Toby Lorn, a close friend the Heldars and head …

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Death Stops the Frolic by George Bellairs (1943)

During the anniversary tea party of the Zion Chapel in Swarebridge the Alderman Harbuttle begins behaving in an unusually good-humored manner. He leads the assembly in his annual game of crocodile, through the chapel’s winding halls until the revels are brought to an abrupt end when Harbuttle suddenly drops into the darkness of a trapdoor …

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Death Makes a Prophet by John Bude (1947)

As the founder and High Prophet of sect know as the Children of Osiris (Cooism for short), Eustace K Mildmann has attracted thousands of followers, and a wealthy benefactress, Mrs Alicia Hagge-Smith. Now, Eustace’s position is in danger. The charismatic Peta Penpeti has been rising through the ranks, and higher in the estimation Mrs. Hagge-Smith, …

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When the Wind Blows by Cyril Hare (1949)

Francis Pettigrew has settled into a quiet law practice, and a life of domesticity. Unfortunately, his wife has settled herself amongst the second violins in the county orchestral society. Why unfortunately? It has resulted in his new role as the society’s treasurer, and his dutiful attendance to anything concerning it. Right now one of those …

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