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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Murder of Lydia by Joan A. Cowdroy (1933)

By all accounts Lydia Torrington was one of the two strongest swimmers in the seaside town of Whitesands, the other being her younger sister Rosalind. According to local gossip, the sisters also have a very stormy relationship. Lydia has taken more than one man away from Rosiland, and now appears to be after her fiancé. …

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The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (1928)

On board the Blue Train, newly minted heiress Katherine Grey is bound for Nice, and a life far removed from that of the quiet lady’s companion she has been. En route, she becomes the unintended confident of American heiress Ruth Kettering. Ruth has left her husband, and is on her way to meet a former …

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Murder at Fenwold by Christopher Bush (1930)

‘Hye on a tree oure lord did henge and diebeneathe a tree the laste revere shall lye.’ The last of the Revere's, Cosmo Revere is found dead in the grounds of his family home, Fenwold Hall. Has the prophecy been fulfilled? It appears that Revere had been indulging in his hobby of felling trees, but …

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WHOSE BODY? By Dorothy L. Sayers (1923)

Thanks to a tip from his mother, the Dowager Duchess of Denver, Lord Peter Wimsey learns that a dead man has been found in Mr. Thipps bathtub. Interestingly, the dead man is naked but for a pair of gold pince-nez. Also, he bears some resemblance to Sir Rueben Levy, a financier whose disappearance is being …

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To Wake the Dead by John Dickson Carr (1937)

In 24 hours Christopher Kent can step through the glass doors of the Royal Scarlet Hotel to meet his family and friends. But now, a cold and hungry Kent is staring longingly through those doors, and trying to figure out how to get through those 24 hours. When a hotel registration card flutters down and …

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