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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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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Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr (1949)

Joyce Ellis sits in Holloway Prison, accused of murdering her employer. Elderly hypochondriac Mildred Taylor died of antimony poisoning and Joyce was the only other person in the house at the time. It's possible Mrs. Taylor took the poison accidentally, but it seems unlikely. Patrick Butler, K. C., things she’s guilty, but since he prefers …

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The Sleeping Sphinx by John Dickson Carr (1947)

It has been seven years to the day since Donald Holden last saw the woman he loved, Celia Devereux. That was the day her sister Margot married Thorley Marsh, and Holden walked away from Celia. Now, he discovers that Margot died a year previously. Her doctor says it was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Celia …

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