Murder Isn’t Easy by Richard Hull (1936)

Nicholas Latimer considers himself by far the most important director of the advertising agency NeO-aD. He believes that Paul Spencer, the head of the sales department and fellow director, is undermining his work and that the agency would be better off without him. Buying Spencer out is a non-starter, and Latimer’s attempt to vote him …

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The Art School Murders by Moray Dalton (1943)

When Mrs Pearce stepped into the life classroom of the Morosini Art School she receives the fright of her life when she sees blood “[o]n the floor, like a strand of dark red wool it was, coming from behind the screen in the corner.” Behind that screen is found the body of artists’ model Althea …

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He Dies and Makes No Sign by Molly Thynne (1933)

The Duchess of Steynes believes her son Marlowe’s engagement to actress Betty Anthony is most unsuitable, and that only Dr. Constantine can do something about it. But when he meets the young woman, it is for a very different reason. Betty is extremely alarmed by the sudden disappearance of her grandfather, violinist Julius Anthony. The …

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The Red House Mystery (1922)

Mark Ablett is sitting down to breakfast with a small group of friends at his home, The Red House, when he learns of the impending arrival of his brother Robert. It soon becomes apparent to the guests that Robert Ablett, a wastrel who has been in Australia for the past 15 years, will not be …

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Untimely Death by Cyril Hare (1957) aka He Should Have Died Hereafter

When Francis Pettigrew was a boy on holiday in Exmoor, he stumbled onto the body of a dead man on Bolter’s Tussock. Now he and his wife Eleanor are on holiday in Exmoor, staying at Sallowcombe, the same farmhouse in where stayed in his childhood. To exorcist his childhood memory Pettigrew revisits Bolter’s Tussock. He …

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Family Matters by Anthony Rolls (1933)

Robert Arthur Kewdingham, is unemployed, a hypochondriac who collects and doses himself with dangerous remedies, collects questionable antiquities in abundance, and believes himself to be a reborn priest from Atlantis. His interests leave him little time for anything else, especially his family, which includes wife Bertha, son Michael and his Robert Henry. In short, he …

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