And Death Came Too by Richard Hull (1942)

Four friends have been attending a series of balls when they receive an invitation from a neighbor, Arthur Yeldham, to visit him at nearby Y Bryn House. The four, Martin Hands, his sister Patricia, Patricia’s fiancé Gerald Lansley, and Barbara Carmichael, are disinclined to go, but finally set off for Y Bryn. There, they find, not …

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Lonely Magdalen by Henry Wade (1940)

The body of a woman is found in a dark corner of Hampstead Heath. She's been strangled, and it's clear from her appearance that she was a prostitute. The police have a suspect, a professional thug, but all attempts to tie him to the murder come to nothing. Faced with a lack of evidence and …

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What I Read On My Summer Vacation

Foul weather curtailed any wanderings during our staycation (hot, sticky, humid, rainy, wet...bleh!). Other than the husband tricking the dog and I out of our comfy chairs with a promise of Korean BBQ for lunch, and then making us go for a walk up on the Peaks first, we went nowhere. But obviously, I did …

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