A Bundle of Reviews #8

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie 1934 What, or who, sent a stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? And what did his dying words mean—“’Why didn’t they ask Evans?’” Bobby Jones and his friend Lady Frances Derwent’s suspicions are certainly aroused, especially when it seems that someone is intent on getting …

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Mini Reviews – Death of an Airman by Christopher John Sprigg (1934)

George Furnace’s plane, spins into the ground in full view of witnesses, killing him on impact. Everyone believes it was a tragic accident, even though the flying instructor of the Baston Aero Club was a skilled airman. In the aftermath of the accident one of these witnesses, Edwin Marriot, the Bishop of Cootamundra, notices something …

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Crime in Kensington by Christopher St. John Sprigg (1933)

At the urging of Lady Viola Merritt, newly minted “society journalist” Charles Venebles has come to take up residence at the Garden Hotel in Kensington. According to Lady Viola, while the accommodations are very comfortable, the price for them is also “amazingly cheap”, and the guests are an odd. Charles finds that there is definitely …

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