Seven Dead by J. Jefferson Farjeon (1939)

Small-time pickpocket Ted Lyte unwisely chose Haven House as his first break-in. After stuffing his pockets with silver he knows he should get out, but his curiosity about what’s behind a closed door gets the better of him. Moments later he is fleeing in terror. He is seen running from the house by yachtsman and …

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The Groote Park Murder by Freeman Wills Crofts (1923)

When a man’s mutilated body is found in a railway tunnel in Middeldorp South Africa, it is assumed to be an unfortunate accident, or possibly suicide. Identified as Albert Smith, his movements prior to death are traced to a shed in Groote Park where Inspector Vandam uncovers evidence that points to murder. Vandam’s investigation results …

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The Hanging Captain by Henry Wade (1933)

When Captain Herbert Sterren is found hanging from a curtain rod in his study, it looks for all the world like he committed suicide. The once wealthy, dashing cavalry officer with the beautiful young wife now hasn’t the funds to keep up his estate, and a wife who prefers to spend her time with another …

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The Policeman’s Holiday by Rupert Penny (1937)

When Bernard Pommery’s body is found hanging in Dillow Woods it must be suicide. All of the evidence says he drove himself to the woods, parked, found a tree, climbed up, put a rope around his neck and hanged himself. But, the local police can’t find any reason why he should have done it. As …

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The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr (1938)

After 25 years of banishment to America by his family, John Farnleigh returned to England to claim his inheritance and title.  One year later, a stranger the claiming to be the real John Farnleign appears, and he says he has the evidence to prove it. Farnleigh’s childhood tutor, Kennet Murray, is produced to quiz the pair. …

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The Billiard Room Mystery by Brian Flynn (1927)

One of Anthony Bathurst’s passions is detective fiction, and a belief that he has the abilities to solve a crime as well as Scotland Yard. And when he is invited to Sir Charles Considine’s annual Cricket Week house party he gets his chance. In the early hours of the morning, family and guests at Considine …

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