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"Some Die Eloquent," by Catherine Aird

Classic Mysteries

Release Date: 01/24/2021

"Murder in Married Life," by Anne Morice

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Nice to be newlywed. Not so nice to fight a blackmailer. Anne Morice's "Murder in Married Life," reviewed this week on Classic Mysteries.

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

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A charming and witty satirical mystery from the early years of the so-called "Silver Age of Detective Fiction."

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"The Lost Gallows," by John Dickson Carr

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A limousine driven by a dead man with a cut throat...a lost gallows on a missing London street...John Dickson Carr's second mystery starring Henri Bencolin, "The Lost Gallows," reviewed.

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"Tuesday the Rabbi Took Off," by Harry Kemelman

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

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

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Nearly everyone in his family hated Sir Adam Braid. Only the old man's granddaughter loved him - and the old miser was cutting her out of his will. A motive for murder? Or did someone else hate him enough to kill him? "The Case of Sir Adam Braid," A Golden Age classic by Molly Thynne, reviewed.

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

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On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, Mr. and Mrs. North only want to draw up a new will, but it's their lawyer who gets murdered.

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

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Newly appointed to Scotland Yard, Bobby Owen finds himself weighing motives, politics and amazing beauty as he hunts for a murderer who might just be an "untouchable" British aristocrat. E.R. Punshon's "Helen Passes By," reviewed.

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

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Another, earlier pre-Orient-Express train ride for Hercule Poirot comes complete with jewel robberies, blackmail, and murder on a luxury train across France.

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"The Laughing Dog," by Francis Vivian

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On the Classic Mysteries podcast this week, you might call it a portrait of the artist as a young...dog? Did it hide the secret of a doctor's murder? Inspector Gordon Knollis had to decipher the secret of Francis Vivian's 1948 classic, "The Laughing Dog."

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

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On the Classic Mysteries blog, Scotland Yard Inspector Macdonald thought he was going on holiday in Vienna. So how did he wind up helping local police investigate some nasty murders? E.C.R. Lorac's "Murder in Vienna," reviewed.

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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.