Cat's cradle or catastrophe? I wasn't purring.
Philately will get you nowhere.
By Harriette AshbrookFirst published: US: Coward McCann, 1933. Available on Kindle. Cecily Thane was an orthodox Vancian investigation; Steven Kester was a country house mystery. In her third mystery, Ashbrook tries the ‘hero walks into enigmatic situation’. Spike Tracy’s car breaks down in Vermont; high-spirited Jill takes him home to meet her family, whom she … Continue reading The Murder of Sigurd Sharon (Harriette Ashbrook)
Spike Tracy shows himself no ass when he investigates the death of ‘Bottom’ at a masked ball.
An entertaining, if slightly predictable, début.
Clever but ersatz.
Poisoning and peril on Cyprus.
Poison pen letters lead to murder.
By Herbert AdamsFirst published: UK: Collins, 1935; US: Lippincott, 1935 Arthur Crosbie was not a popular member of the Barrington Golf Club. He had run for club captain, and attacked the incumbent as a ha'penny Hitler; Bill Broughley called him a cad, and refused to play bridge with him; and he was on bad terms … Continue reading The Body in the Bunker (Herbert Adams)
The case of the perfect housekeeper.