A brush with the law in post-war London.
“A diamond millionaire in a Monte Carlo hotel. Trite, of course, but the public doesn’t mind that. All the same ingredients. Who have you picked on for the murderer?”
À la vie, Halévy!
Murder in Japan (The Inugami Curse) and France (The Forbidden House).
I haven’t posted since mid-February; I’ve been finishing a major project, which has taken much of my time. I’ve read few detective stories, partly for lack of time, partly for lack of inclination. I have 90-odd on my Kindle, and a lot on my shelves to reread – but finding a really satisfying detective story … Continue reading Limiers in the limelight
"We are mainly concerned with an old well in a cottage garden; about this place of tangled bushes and nettle beds lingers an aroma of horror and mystery..."
The Southern Railway Company is widening the Redchurch-Whitness railway line in Dorset. One of the engineers, young Ronnie Ackerley, is found dead on the tracks, ostensibly the victim of an accident; another engineer apparently hangs himself a few months later. But Inspector French thinks otherwise.
The prolific John Street's third pseudonym has just been reprinted.
A jeu d’esprit in the line of Thomas Love Peacock or early Aldous Huxley.
Who killed the American automobile magnate on the eve of financial domination? From an American admirer of Freeman WIlls Crofts.