Roger Sherington and the Vane Case by Anthony Berkeley (1927)

Mrs. Elsie Vane’s body has been found at the bottom of the cliffs at Ludmouth Bay, but it appears that Inspector Moresby from Scotland Yard isn’t satisfied with the verdict of accidental death. The Daily Courier wants to know why and sends Roger Sheringham, their sometime Special Correspondent, to investigate. With his cousin Anthony in …

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Keep It Quiet by Richard Hull (1935)

The Whitehall Club does not quite belong to the ranks of the more prestigious men’s clubs of London. The quality of sherry received from the new wine supplier is a matter of much controversy, the smaller library is uncomfortably hot, the tea trays are bent and rattle, and certain members have a habit of making …

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The Ponson Case by Freeman Wills Crofts (1921)

When the battered body of Sir William Ponson is found in the Cranshaw River it is assumed to be an accident. Apparently trying to cross in a small boat, he lost control of his oars and drifted too close to the Cranshaw Falls, was carried over and dashed on the rocks below. But later evidence …

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Crime in Kensington by Christopher St. John Sprigg (1933)

At the urging of Lady Viola Merritt, newly minted “society journalist” Charles Venebles has come to take up residence at the Garden Hotel in Kensington. According to Lady Viola, while the accommodations are very comfortable, the price for them is also “amazingly cheap”, and the guests are an odd. Charles finds that there is definitely …

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Dancing Death by Christopher Bush (1931)

Ludovic Travers and John Franklin are amongst the houseguests who find themselves snowbound at Little Levington Hall, the home of Martin Braishe, after a New Year’s fancy dress party. The next morning brings an unexpected guest, a schoolmaster named Crashaw, who stumbled on the house after his car is trapped in the snow and the …

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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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