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Syndication

Here's a collection of classic mystery short stories about vacations - and about sleuths and criminals on vacation, too.

Direct download: ResortingToMurder.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:32 PM

Who murdered American industrialist Horatio Leavenworth? All the evidence seemed to point one way - but it took detective Ebenezer Gryce to discover what was really going on.

Direct download: Leavenworth_Case.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:38 AM

The man who went overboard might have murdered somebody. But he had managed to alienate just about everybody who sailed with him on board the ship. Was he really a murderer - or was he somebody else's victim?

Direct download: DeadMansShoes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02 AM

Six short stories introducing Reginald Fortune, a doctor pressed into service as a specialist in crime-solving.

Direct download: CallMrFortune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56 PM

Cut off from the rest of the world by a howling blizzard, the guests at Hunting's End were all too aware that there was a murderer among them - and one who would have no hesitation about killing again.

Direct download: MysteryOfHuntingsEnd.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48 AM

About the only thing Appleby could be sure of was that College President Josiah Umpleby must have been shot by one of the very few people who had keys to the College Grounds - and they were all Fellows of the College...

Direct download: DeathAtThePresidentsLodging.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37 PM

The dinner guests all heard the sound of the shot. The police thought the killer was easily identified. And then a detective named Colwyn found that it wasn't all as easy as it might seem.

Direct download: HandInTheDark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:35 PM

The lovers appeared to have committed suicide together. Just two sets of footprints led from the house to the edge of the cliff. Only when the bodies were recovered from the sea, it became clear that both had been murdered. And that had to be impossible. One of John Dickson Carr (writing as Carter Dickson)'s most ingenious plots for Sir Henry Merrivale.

Direct download: SheDiedALady.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24 PM

Somebody took a potshot at the Santa Rican Vice Consul in Nice - and managed to kill Major Cartwright instead. Did the wrong man get shot? Jane and Dagobert Brown investigate in this screwball comedy-mystery.

Direct download: CorpseDiplomatique.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41 PM

The victim was undoubtedly insane. The murder was most probably justified. So the question, to Roger Sheringham, became: can we fool the police into thinking it was suicide?

Direct download: JumpingJenny.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51 PM