Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie (1924)

This is wonderful collection of stories which show off the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot. While the stories themselves are much simpler than a full-fledged Christie novel, the puzzles are classic in style, filled with twists and seemingly impossible situations. These stories also place an emphasis on the relationship between Poirot and Hastings. Each …

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A Bundle of Reviews #10 Or The Case of the Creeping Rabbi

The Creeping Jenny Mystery by Brian Flynn (1930) The seemingly untouchable jewel-thief “Creeping Jenny” has been burglarizing the country houses of England. But Jenny’s last job goes a bit to far, and it’s not just jewels that are taken. Not one of my favorite of Flynn's books. Bathurst isn't "seen" until almost the end of …

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Mini Reviews – Half-Mast Murder by Milward Kennedy (1930)

Professor Harold Paley’s failure to answer the butler’s knocking on the door may be a reason for consternation, but why would it cause a race to the summer house by family members and guests? Professor Harold Paley is locked inside the room and once the door is broken in, he is found dead from a …

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He Who Whispers by John Dickson Carr (1946)

In the summer of 1939, Howard Brooke is living just outside the town of Chartres with his wife Georgina and son Harry. Harry, who is the apple of his parent’s eyes, has become engaged to Brooke’s secretary, Fay Seton. But when sinister rumors begin to swirl about the girl, Brooke is determined to buy her …

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Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (1952)

Staid businessman Edward Logan knew nothing about top secret plans, and when Russian spies show up searching for them, decided it was no business of his. But what if they decide to come back, looking for him? His brother Laurence knows better how to deal with these things. So, off he pops on the overnight …

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