Death at Crane’s Court by Eilís Dillon (1953)

George Arrow is living the perfect bachelor life when, out of the blue he learns he that he has a life-threatening heart condition. In order to avoid any strain in his life he moves to Crane’s Court, a residential hotel on the Bay of Galway. En route to his new home, Arrow chances to meet …

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The Port of London Murders by Josephine Bell (1938)

There are questions surrounding the death of Mary Holland. While it’s clear that she died of Lysol poisoning, there are inconsistencies that leave Detective Sergeant Chandler unsettled. No one else puts any merit into it. But then, just before he's due to testify at the inquest, Chandler disappears. It’s now apparent that there’s more to …

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Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac (1952)

On New Year’s Day, sixteen travelers leave behind the post-war dreariness of London for a skiing trip in Austria. At this same time, the top floors of a boarding house in Lioncel Court are in flames. When the fire is extinguished, the body of a man is found, burnt beyond recognition. In the mud outside, …

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The Four Defences by J. J. Connington (1940)

Mark Brand, aka “The Counselor”, was bored, so when he receives a request to reach out to his radio host for information regarding a recent death he is intrigued. The body of an unidentified man has been found in a burnt-out car, and while the coroner thinks it’s a simple case of suicide, the local …

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The Brading Collection by Patricia Wentworth (1950)

Miss Silver was unimpressed by Lewis Brading. Brading, believes his valuable collection jewelry who is in danger and seeks to hire her. His boasts to Miss Silver regarding the terrible history behind the jewels, and the threatening means by which he controls his staff, lead to her refusal. But before he leaves she warns that …

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The Mystery of the Invisible Thief by Enid Blyton (1950)

Someone in Peterswood is committing daring daylight robberies. And though the thief has left some big clues behind, it seems he is able to enter houses and get away without being seen. The Five Finder-Outers and Dog (aka Fatty Larry, Daisy, Pip, Bets and Buster) are on his trail—but so is the village policeman, Mr. …

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