Mini Review – Death Knows No Calendar by John Bude (1942)

After artist Lydia Arundel is found dead in her locked studio, with a gun close at hand, an inquest brings in a determination of suicide. But Major Tom Boddy, who knew Lydia well, finds it hard to believe that a woman so vibrant would ever contemplate suicide. Plus, there were so many with a motive …

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Death in White Pyjamas by John Bude (1944)

In October of every year the company of the Beaumont Theatre begin rehearsals for their upcoming season. “Often these first rehearsals were held at Old Knolle, in a house-party sort of atmosphere. After resting, strained nerves were relaxed. Old feuds were forgotten.” But this year things are a bit more strained. The director and writer …

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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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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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The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude (1935)

Every Monday The Reverend Dodd, Vicar of St. Michael's-on-the-Cliff, and his old friend, Doctor Pendrill partake of their solemn ritual of sherry, dinner, cigars, coffee, and murder. On that night each week they indulge their habit of opening and dividing up the “spoils” of a selection of the latest mystery novels to be found in …

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