"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.
Let's talk about sex and politics in old New Orleans.
The heir to a grocery chain is shot dead in his Regent’s Park flat.
An abrasive manufacturer is found in an A.A. box, dead and run over. (It's tempting to call the book a Rhode accident.)
Grandma turns out to be a Wolfe in Anthony Gilbert's early family murder.
There is a curse on the house of Pilgrims’ Rest: anyone who tries to sell the place dies. One Pilgrim broke his neck in a riding accident; his son falls out of a window. Fortunately, he consulted Miss Silver before he died…