The Layton Court Mystery by Anthony Berkeley

Genial and wealthy Victor Stanworth is hosting a house party at Layton Court. Lady Stanworth, his sister-in-law, acts as his hostess, and his secretary, Major Jefferson, is there to keep things organized. In attendance are Mrs Shannon, her daughter Barbara, Mrs Plant, Alexander Grierson and his friend Roger Sheringham. When Stanworth is found dead in the …

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Dead Man Twice by Christopher Bush

Boxer Michael France, “the idol of the British public, whether boxing or not,” has asked John Franklin to his home to discuss a series of threatening letters he has received. France is soon to fight for the title of heavy-weight champion of the world. Could someone be trying to stop him from fighting? Or is …

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With A Bare Bodkin by Cyril Hare

With a war on everyone must do their part, and barrister Francis Pettigrew is no exception. As the legal advisor to the Ministry of Pin Control, Pettigrew is sent to Marsett Bay, “somewhere on the Polar Circuit”, where he takes up residence at Fernlea Residential Club. His “brother or sister pin controllers” in residence are …

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2020 Reading Challenge

After rereading Bev's Reading Challenge 2020 post, I thought I'd play it safe and do a post (like she said to in her directions...but I have a hard time with directions 🙄), because I don't want to get kicked off the team on on first try. This will be my first ever year participating in …

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The Hollow Man (AKA The Three Coffins) by John Dickson Carr

To the murder of Professor Grimaud, and later the equally incredible crime in Cagliostro Street, many fantastic terms could be applied – with reason. Those of Dr Fell’s friends who like impossible situations will not find in his case-book any puzzle more baffling or more terrifying. Thus: two murders were committed, in such fashion that …

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