The Paddington Mystery by John Rhode

Harold Merefield returns to his rooms, from another in a series of drunken nights, to find a man dead in his bed. The police investigation and interrogations of Harold are unable to identify the man, or how he came to be there. Also, while an inquest finds that the man died of natural causes, Harold …

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And So to Murder by Carter Dickson

I recently acquired a few Carter Dickson’s, but after reading a few reviews was questioning whether my purchases were worth the read. But I loved the first one, the Curse of the Bronze Lamp, and as a novice Carr/Dickson reader I have no real expectations, so decided to slog it out and read on…And So …

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The Murder Jigsaw by E. & M. A. Radford

Colonel Donoughmore is not popular with his fellow anglers at the Tremarden Arms in Cornwall, so when he is late returning from a day of fly fishing no one is really bothered. And when he is found “Dead as Cornish Laamb. He were found in river the mornin’.”, the local police aren’t too concerned either. …

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Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert

The London legal firm of Horniman, Birley, and Craine needs to find Marcus Smallbone in order to clear up some legal matters following the death of Abel Horniman, one of the firm’s partners. But when they do find him, it is in their own offices, and he is stuffed into the hermetically-sealed deed box for …

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An English Murder by Cyril Hare

Warbeck Hall should be the perfect place to celebrate Christmas. Family and friends have gathered and the snow thick on the ground. But all is not well here. Lord Warbeck is dying, and  this gathering will presumably be the last Christmas at the hall. The atmosphere is less than genial, and the guests far from …

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