The Sunday Pigeon Murders by Craig Rice (1942)

Street photographers Bingo Riggs and Handsome Kuzak don’t think it’s a big deal when they kidnap Mr. Pigeon. He’s already been missing for seven years, and they’re just going to keep him for a week until he’s declared dead. They figure his partner, Harkness Penneyth, can collect from the insurance and then will be happy …

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Murder Isn’t Easy by Richard Hull (1936)

Nicholas Latimer considers himself by far the most important director of the advertising agency NeO-aD. He believes that Paul Spencer, the head of the sales department and fellow director, is undermining his work and that the agency would be better off without him. Buying Spencer out is a non-starter, and Latimer’s attempt to vote him …

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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie (1937)

"You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?"  While holidaying in Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot overhears these chilling words. Days later, he is called to investigate a death in Petra and learns who "she" was. Mrs. Boynton, a sadistic tyrant who dominates her family, has been found dead. Other than a puncture wound …

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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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The Dead Man’s Knock by John Dickson Carr (1958)

Professor of English, Mark Ruthven thinks his wife Brenda is having an affair with Frank Chadwick, and Brenda thinks Mark is having an affair with Rose Lestrange. There’s also a prankster loose at Queen’s College in Virginia, who is painting graffiti on the gym walls and pushing janitors into pools. Jokes or attempts at murder? …

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Untimely Death by Cyril Hare (1957) aka He Should Have Died Hereafter

When Francis Pettigrew was a boy on holiday in Exmoor, he stumbled onto the body of a dead man on Bolter’s Tussock. Now he and his wife Eleanor are on holiday in Exmoor, staying at Sallowcombe, the same farmhouse in where stayed in his childhood. To exorcist his childhood memory Pettigrew revisits Bolter’s Tussock. He …

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