Roger Sherington and the Vane Case by Anthony Berkeley (1927)

Mrs. Elsie Vane’s body has been found at the bottom of the cliffs at Ludmouth Bay, but it appears that Inspector Moresby from Scotland Yard isn’t satisfied with the verdict of accidental death. The Daily Courier wants to know why and sends Roger Sheringham, their sometime Special Correspondent, to investigate. With his cousin Anthony in …

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The Wychford Poisoning Case by Anthony Berkeley (1926)

All of England believes Mrs. Bentley poisoned her husband with arsenic.       ‘Defense!’ said Barbara with a slight sniff. ‘What a hope! If ever a person was obviously guilty--!’ ‘There,’ said Roger, ‘speaks the voice of all England—with two exceptions.’ ‘Exceptions? I shouldn’t have thought there was a single exception. Who?’ ‘Well--Mrs. Bentley for one.’" That other exception is …

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The Layton Court Mystery by Anthony Berkeley

Genial and wealthy Victor Stanworth is hosting a house party at Layton Court. Lady Stanworth, his sister-in-law, acts as his hostess, and his secretary, Major Jefferson, is there to keep things organized. In attendance are Mrs Shannon, her daughter Barbara, Mrs Plant, Alexander Grierson and his friend Roger Sheringham. When Stanworth is found dead in the …

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