The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts

The steamer Bullfinch arrives at the London docks from France with a cargo of casks. During the unloading one is damaged, revealing gold sovereigns...and a woman's hand. When the cask disappears Inspector Burnley of Scotland Yard investigates. What begins as a search for the cask soon becomes a cross-channel chase to uncover a killer. I …

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A Knife for Harry Dodd by George Bellairs

Harry Dodd is stabbed in the back while walking home from the pub. Who would want to kill such an unassuming man? Was it the mistress that he regrets moving in with, her mother (who just happens to live with them too), or one of the many family members who hate him for various reasons. …

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Death in Captivity by Michael Gilbert

Set in a Prisoner of War camp for British officers, Death in Captivity opens with the discovery of one of the prisoners dead in an escape tunnel. Accident or Murder? And when one of the prisoners is arrested for murder by their Italian captures it is left to Captain “Cuckoo” Goyles to discover the truth.  …

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The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective by Baroness Orczy

The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective is a collection of short stories as told by a journalist recalling her conversations with the “old man in the corner”. Each story relates a recent well-known crime and is solved, using intelligence and reasoning only, by an unnamed, and quite unusual gentleman who sits at a …

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