Classic Mysteries

Classic Mysteries

"The Case of the Seven Sneezes," by Anthony Boucher

A private detective and a small group of survivors from a murderous wedding find themselves...

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"The Condamine Case," by Moray Dalton

It sounded like the perfect story for a movie - a curse still working after 300 years. A macabre...

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"Death in the Grand Manor," by Anne Morice.

Clever plotting, pointed dialogue and murder - what more could a reader want?\r\n

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"The Lost Gallows," by John Dickson Carr

A car driven by a dead man with a cut throat...a lost gallows on a missing London street...John...

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"Tuesday the Rabbi Took Off," by Harry Kemelman

Rabbi Small needed a break in his routine. An international bombing incident wasn\'t what he had...

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"The Case of Sir Adam Braid," by Molly Thynne

Nearly everyone in his family hated Sir Adam Braid. Only the old man\'s granddaughter loved him -...

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"A Key to Death," by Frances and Richard Lockridge

On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, Mr. and Mrs. North only want to draw up a new will,...

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"Helen Passes By," by E.R. Punshon

Newly appointed to Scotland Yard, Bobby Owen finds himself weighing motives, politics and amazing...

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"The Mystery of the Blue Train," by Agatha Christie

Another, earlier pre-Orient-Express train ride for Hercule Poirot comes complete with jewel...

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"The Laughing Dog," by Francis Vivian

On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, you might call it a portrait of the artist as a...

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"Murder in Vienna," by E.C.R. Lorac

On the Classic Mysteries blog, Scotland Yard Inspector Macdonald thought he was going on holiday...

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"Murder in Vienna," by E.C.R. Lorac

On the Classic Mysteries blog, Scotland Yard Inspector Macdonald thought he was going on holiday...

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"The Orange Axe," by Brian Flynn

A grim solution to a grim problem: how to deal with a loathsome blackmailer who may also be a...

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"Death of a Doxy," by Rex Stout

In Archie Goodwin’s world view, the word that best fits Isabel Kerr is a four-letter word:...

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"Some Die Eloquent," by Catherine Aird

The dead woman was a humble chemistry teacher at a girls' school. So, wonders Detective Inspector...

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"Unusual Suspects: Selected Non-Fiction," by Joseph Goodrich

On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, a review of some non-fiction - a book of essays about...

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"A Maigret Christmas and Other Stories," by Georges Simenon

Maigret stars in one of these holiday stories, while other associates of Maigret feature in two...

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"Halfway House," by Ellery Queen

Too bad about Joe Wilson. The itinerant traveling salesman had a secret. And it’s only fair...

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"The Spiked Lion," by Brian Flynn

The victim's body turned up under a tree in a park, the body unusually battered and bruised...

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