Short reviews of classic mystery novels and stories that are worth reading and re-reading
"The Case of the Leaning Man," by Christopher Bush
Ludovic Travers and Superintendent George Wharton of Scotland Yard take on a family feud that may have led to a couple of murders.
"It Might Lead Anywhere," by E.R. Punshon
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.
"Crossed Skis, by Carol Carnac
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."
"The Christmas Egg," by Mary Kelly
Princess Olga Karukhin escaped from Russia after the revolution. Was she murdered for her supposed collection of art objects that appears to have vanished?
"Death and the Dutch Uncle," by Patricia Moyes
Superintendent Henry Tibbett finds the murder of a small-time crook conceals a much more deadly plot.
"The Glimpses of the Moon," by Edmund Crispin
Edmund Crispin's final full-length mystery featuring Gervase Fen. A mystery with artfully rearranged bodies & missing heads & eccentric characters & assorted mayhem - and funny as well.