With a Bare Bodkin

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Reading Essentials #ad - One of the best detective stories published for a long time. Spectator. In this strange atmosphere, miss brown, Pettigrew begins to fall in love with his secretary, who is also being courted by a widowed man who is much older than her. Francis pettigrew, an unsuccessful barrister and amateur detective, accompanies his ministry to the distant seaside resort of Marsett Bay where the civil servants must make the best of their temporary home.

Pettigrew, caught up in his love for Miss Brown, remains detached from the silliness - until a real murder happens, and he is drawn into solving the mystery. England is in the grip of the Second World War and the Blitz has forced the evacuation of various government offices from London. Bored and restless, the ministers start playing a light-hearted game of 'plan the perfect murder' to pass the time.

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Death Walks the Woods

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Reading Essentials #ad - The picturesque village of yew hill, markshire becomes an idyllic retreat for Francis Pettigrew and his wife until Francis is suddenly summoned to sit in as the County Court Judge and an elderly neighbor is brutally murdered.

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The Wind Blows Death

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Reading Essentials #ad - Who killed solo violinist lucy carless during a concert by the markshire orchestra? was it her first husband? Or her second? Womanizer Bill Ventry? Or perhaps the clarinetist and fellow Polish émigré, and a subtle point in law is related with delightfully unobtrusive wit, warmth, with whom she'd had a violent argument? "A plot compounded of musical knowledge, Zbartorowski, a Dickens allusion, and style.

The new York Times.

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Tenant for Death

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Reading Essentials #ad - In the meantime, the mysterious tenant, Colin James, has disappeared. Even more unusual is that the house does not belong to the deceased financier. Inspector mallett of Scotland Yard is brought in to unravel a complicated trail. An inspector mallett mystery - Daylesford Gardens, South Kensington, is an unlikely address for the discovery of death by strangulation.

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Tragedy at Law Francis Pettigrew #1

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#ad - When an anonymous letter arrives for Mr Justice Barber, the High Court judge, warning of imminent revenge, he dismisses it as the work of a harmless lunatic. But then a second letter appears, followed by a poisoned box of the judge's favourite chocolates, and he begins to fear for his life.

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Suicide Excepted

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Reading Essentials #ad - Suicide excepted shows a man committing an almost perfect murder, only to find that a quirk of the insurance laws may deprive him of the reward.

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Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare

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Reading Essentials #ad - Among them, in which the eponymous character grows rich from the all too convenient deaths of several relatives,  The Story of Hermione, has been called one of the most chilling short stories ever written. Sister bessie describes vividly the agonies of a blackmail victim and the desperate crimes he commits in the hope of freeing himself from his tormentor.

Miss burnside's dilemma describes the predicament of a person who uncovers a piece of unscrupulous, but entirely legal chicanery by someone she had previously admired. A life for a life explores the possibility of atonement for one's earthly sins after death. Cyril hare's short stories were mostly written for the London Evening Standard.

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Tragedy at Law

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Reading Essentials #ad - Judge william barber begins his usually uneventful tour of England's Southern Circuit, but when he receives a threatening note and becomes the victim of several strange mishaps, attorney Francis Pettigrew starts investigating.

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The Strange Case of Harriet Hall: A Golden Age Mystery

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Dean Street Press #ad - But that won’t last. Finally, however, the guilty are punished – though readers will have to read through to the book’s final, quietly devastating chapter to see just how. The strange case of Harriet Hall was originally published in 1936. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans.

We can’t escape publicity, and the reading public enjoys murders. Harriet hall, but why did someone feel the need to kill her on the eve of the arrival of her young niece, amy? why had the likeable Deene family seemingly been so in thrall to the late Harriet? The innocent in this classic murder mystery have every reason to be grateful for Inspector Collier of Scotland Yard’s involvement, might not have been everyone’s cup of tea, living in her isolated cottage outside the village of Larnwood, given the incompetent behavior of the local Chief Constable.

The Strange Case of Harriet Hall: A Golden Age Mystery #ad - But as collier’s investigation deepens, the case gets stranger still. We’ve managed to head off the Press men so far.

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Untimely Death He Should Have Died Hereafter Francis Pettigrew #5

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#ad - Not knowing what to do, he ran away and never told anyone about it. He is on vacation with his wife in Exmoor. Francis neglected to tell his wife, Eleanor, that he used to spend many of his vacations when he was a child at Exmoor with his family. This time, he stumbles over a body, while hiking through the moor, and the same nightmare repeats itself.

To be honest, he had almost forgotten his times there, but he did remember an incident which was still capable of giving him shivers. His memory of the incident slowly faded since there were no repercussions that he didn’t tell anyone at the time. When he finds and brings back the members of a hunt club, the body is no longer there.

Untimely Death He Should Have Died Hereafter Francis Pettigrew #5 #ad - This cozy from hare features one of his series protagonists, Francis Pettigrew, a retired London attorney. As a child, hiking through the wilds of Exmoor, he came upon the dead body of a man. Now, however, he is a grown man and knows that he must seek help.

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One by One They Disappeared: A Golden Age Mystery

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Dean Street Press #ad - . I want to catch them. Pakenham has made his fellow survivors joint beneficiaries in his will, his nephew having recently passed away. To do that we’ve got to lead them on. The benevolent Mr. Into his net are drawn a charming young woman, wilfred stark; a landed gentleman of dubious reputation, Count Olivieri; and a Bohemian English artist, Corinna Lacy, Gladys; an Italian nobleman of ancient lineage and depleted estate, and his sister-in-law, Gilbert Freyne, and her cousin and trustee, Edgar Mallory.

Pakenham of new york city is among just nine survivors of the sinking of the Coptic – not counting his black cat Jehosaphat. But collier will need some unexpected feline assistance before the case is solved. One by one they disappeared was originally published in 1929. Then Mr. When a trap is laid that seriously wounds his best friend at the Yard, Superintendent Trask, Collier is certain his suspicions are correct.

One by One They Disappeared: A Golden Age Mystery #ad - This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans. But it seems that someone is unwilling to share the fortune, as the heirs start to die under mysterious circumstances. Pakenham himself disappears, and Inspector Collier of Scotland Yard suspects dirty work. Now listen to me.

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