Classic Mysteries

The party ended early, as guests ran to escape a powerful blizzard. But they couldn't escape a determined killer.

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Gregory Matthews was a singularly nasty and unpleasant person - but was that motive enough for somebody to poison him?

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When Councillor Henry Grayling got off the train, he was carrying a payroll. When he got to his house, the payroll was missing - and the councillor was dying, apparently of poison.

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"The show must go on" - but when one of the actors dies onstage, even that great producer, Douglas B. Douglas, admits, "You can't carry on with the show with a man dying on stage. Drop the curtain!" A biting satire of theatrical excess from the Golden Age of English Detective Fiction.

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An unforeseen accident brought a thirteenth guest to Lord Aveling's hunting party - and then there was murder...

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When a crow drops a human finger at the feet of a couple of hikers, police find themselves searching for the rest of the body - and needing to figure out who or what might have been responsible.

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The case began with a dead dog that may have scared wholesale jeweler Leander Hill to death. And it would grow to be more fantastic that a Hollywood blockbuster. Ellery Queen's new novel was going to be delayed as he struggled to make sense of a story that seemed to get more incredible with each new development.

Direct download: OriginOfEvil.mp3
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The shooting that spoiled the gathering at the country house in Hampshire was no accident. Good thing Sergeant Ridgway was on hand to take over the investigation - but could he follow the clues to a logical conclusion?

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Colonel Anthony Gethryn has been called home to London by his wife, who wants her husband to investigate the case of Daniel Bronson, accused and sentenced to hang for the murder of a man named Blackatter by shooting him in the back of the head. Gethryn believes Bronson is innocent - but without new evidence, the execution will be carried out in five days. A harrowing thriller by Philip Macdonald.

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The renowned artist John Lafcadio had left instructions which should have kept his art in the public eye for many years. A murderer had different priorities. A Classic Mysteries review.

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