In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (1960)

Audrey Page, has come to Geneva for a gathering at the Villa Rosalind, home of retired actress Eve Ferrier. There have been dark rumors following Eve since 1939, when she and fiancé, Hector Matthews, visited Hitler at Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgarden. During this visit Matthews fell to his death off a balcony, the only other person …

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The Dead Man’s Knock by John Dickson Carr (1958)

Professor of English, Mark Ruthven thinks his wife Brenda is having an affair with Frank Chadwick, and Brenda thinks Mark is having an affair with Rose Lestrange. There’s also a prankster loose at Queen’s College in Virginia, who is painting graffiti on the gym walls and pushing janitors into pools. Jokes or attempts at murder? …

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Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr (1949)

Joyce Ellis sits in Holloway Prison, accused of murdering her employer. Elderly hypochondriac Mildred Taylor died of antimony poisoning and Joyce was the only other person in the house at the time. It's possible Mrs. Taylor took the poison accidentally, but it seems unlikely. Patrick Butler, K. C., things she’s guilty, but since he prefers …

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The Sleeping Sphinx by John Dickson Carr (1947)

It has been seven years to the day since Donald Holden last saw the woman he loved, Celia Devereux. That was the day her sister Margot married Thorley Marsh, and Holden walked away from Celia. Now, he discovers that Margot died a year previously. Her doctor says it was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Celia …

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He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr (1946)

In the summer of 1939, Howard Brooke is living just outside the town of Chartres with his wife Georgina and son Harry. Harry, who is the apple of his parent’s eyes, has become engaged to Brooke’s secretary, Fay Seton. But when sinister rumors begin to swirl about the girl, Brooke is determined to buy her …

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Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr (1944)

Lesley Grant insisted on seeing the fortune teller at the Six Ashes village fair. While she’s inside the tent, her fiancé Dick Markham learns that “The Great Swami” is actually Sir Harvey Gilman, well-known Home Office pathologist and crime expert, who happens to be staying in the village. When Lesley emerges she is visibly upset, …

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