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"The Christmas Egg," by Mary Kelly

Classic Mysteries

Release Date: 11/02/2020

"Some Die Eloquent," by Catherine Aird

Classic Mysteries

The dead woman was a humble chemistry teacher at a girls' school. So, wonders Detective Inspector C.D. Sloan, why did she have a quarter-million pounds in her bank account? And was she murdered? Catherine Aird's "Some Die Eloquent," from her Calleshire Chronicles reviewed.

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

Classic Mysteries

On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, a review of some non-fiction - a book of essays about mysteries and the people who make them. "Unusual Suspects: Selected Non-Fiction," by Joseph Goodrich, reviewed.

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

Classic Mysteries

Maigret stars in one of these holiday stories, while other associates of Maigret feature in two more tales of holiday crime and redemption.

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"Halfway House," by Ellery Queen

Classic Mysteries

Too bad about Joe Wilson. The itinerant traveling salesman had a secret. And it’s only fair to point out that it turned out to be a deadly secret indeed – a secret which apparently led to his murder. Ellery Queen needed the truth to keep the wrong person from paying for someone else's crime.

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"The Spiked Lion," by Brian Flynn

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The victim's body turned up under a tree in a park, the body unusually battered and bruised – but that’s not what killed him; he appeared to have had potassium cyanide sprayed into his nose. What kind of animal could do that - and why?

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"It Walks By Night," by John Dickson Carr

Classic Mysteries

The first impossible crime novel by the 20th century master of impossibilities, John Dickson Carr: It couldn't have been suicide - the victim was beheaded inside a watched and locked room - but the room was empty, except for the victim. French police director Henri Bencolin stars.

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"The Case of the Leaning Man," by Christopher Bush

Classic Mysteries

Ludovic Travers and Superintendent George Wharton of Scotland Yard take on a family feud that may have led to a couple of murders.

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"It Might Lead Anywhere," by E.R. Punshon

Classic Mysteries

It was clearly going to be an interesting case – the murder of an inoffensive little man with no apparent enemies, not much in the way of physical clues. And that kind of case can be very frustrating indeed.

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"Crossed Skis, by Carol Carnac

Classic Mysteries

What connection could there be between a gruesome fire in a London house and a ski holiday in Lech Am Arlberg in the Austrian Alps? The answer may conceal a ruthless murderer. A mystery by E.C.R. Lorac writing as "Carol Carnac."

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"The Christmas Egg," by Mary Kelly

Classic Mysteries

Princess Olga Karukhin escaped from Russia after the revolution. Was she murdered for her supposed collection of art objects that appears to have vanished?

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Princess Olga Karukhin escaped from Russia after the revolution. Was she murdered for her supposed collection of art objects?