The Case of the Monday Murders by Christopher Bush (1936)

Since 1918 there have been thirteen unsolved murders committed on Mondays—and that it could be the work of one killer. At least that what crime novelist Ferdinand Pole is asserting. And he’s sent the information to the Evening Blazon, stating that there will be more to follow—information and possibly killings. That very day the body of disgraced …

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A Bundle of Reviews #7 Or – Fooling Robins

The Case of the April Fools by Christopher Bush (1933) During a meeting with partners Courtney Allard and Charlie Crewe to negotiate the lease on a theater, Ludovic Travers learns that Crewe has been receiving death threats which he refuses to take seriously. Then a very curious thing occurs. That evening, Ludo overhears these same …

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A Bundle of Reviews #2 Christopher Bush & E. C. R. Lorac at a glance

Cut Throat by Christopher Bush (1932) The hamper delivered to Lord Zyon’s home should have contained evidence of illicit trade activity, sent to him by Sir William Griffith. Instead, it contains Sir William Griffith, with his throat cut from ear to ear. Superintendent Wharton investigates, and brings Ludovic Travers along as a “detached observer.” An …

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Dead Man’s Music by Christopher Bush (1931)

When Durangos, Limited receives a request from Claude Rook for “a most reliable, intelligent, cultured man” who must know something about china and has an appreciation of music, they of course send Ludovic Travers. What follows is a rather bizarre evening which ends with the eccentric Rook pressing a manuscript of music on Travers, insisting …

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Dancing Death by Christopher Bush (1931)

Ludovic Travers and John Franklin are amongst the houseguests who find themselves snowbound at Little Levington Hall, the home of Martin Braishe, after a New Year’s fancy dress party. The next morning brings an unexpected guest, a schoolmaster named Crashaw, who stumbled on the house after his car is trapped in the snow and the …

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Murder at Fenwold by Christopher Bush (1930)

‘Hye on a tree oure lord did henge and diebeneathe a tree the laste revere shall lye.’ The last of the Revere's, Cosmo Revere is found dead in the grounds of his family home, Fenwold Hall. Has the prophecy been fulfilled? It appears that Revere had been indulging in his hobby of felling trees, but …

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