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The Case of Naomi Clynes

The Case of Naomi Clynes Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095729
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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“The late Miss Clynes, sir? How dreadful. It must have been very sudden.” “It was.” Naomi Clynes was found dead, her head in the gas-oven. She left a suicide note, but Richardson, newly promoted to the rank of Inspector in the C.I.D., soon has cause to think this is a case of murder. With scarcely a clue beyond a postmark and a postage stamp, treasured by the deceased, he succeeds in bringing home the crime to a person whom no one would have suspected. The Case of Naomi Clynes was originally published in 1934. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Sir Basil Thomson is a past-master in the mysteries of Scotland Yard, and this novel is a highly capable piece of work...A brisk story, skilfully told.” Times Literary Supplement “A first-class thriller. Written with lively vigour and a realism that can only come from an author who knows his subject, it can be wholeheartedly recommended as the best detective story of the week.” Sunday Referee



The Milliner s Hat Mystery

The Milliner   s Hat Mystery Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095804
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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“What are you looking for, sir?” he said. “Bloodstains.” Scotland Yard is concerned with the murderer, or murderers, of the mysterious Bernard Pitt. The dead man is discovered with a false identity, courtesy of the many forged papers and documents found with him. The trail leads to France, where we discover why a French milliner chose to ride in a laundry basket, why the two American men are so interested in their wives’ hat trimmings, and why it is so difficult for the French police to touch a criminal with high political connections. But Richardson discovers that the murder of Bernard Pitt was only an incident in the diabolical plot linking a network of criminals on both sides of the Channel. The Milliner’s Hat Mystery, a novel which inspired Ian Fleming, was first published in 1937. This new edition, the first for many decades, includes an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Sir Basil Thomson is a past-master in the mysteries of Scotland Yard.” Times Literary Supplement



Richardson Scores Again

Richardson Scores Again Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095705
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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In the hall he found the body of his maidservant, Helen Dunn, aged about fifty, lying on the floor near the telephone. She had bled profusely from a wound in the head and her body was cold. Richardson’s second case begins with a murder and robbery at a quiet house in Laburnum Road, and goes on to include an escaped parrot and a seemingly perfect crime which threatened a scandal to shock all England. Follow with Detective-Sergeant Richardson the fantastic story of an antiquarian’s nephew, a pseudo policeman, and a stolen car...search with him for a man wanted for murder...another who fainted at a political meeting...the Treasury note which, because of the name written on it, was a warrant of death. Packed with clues, excitement and humour, this mystery will be certain to thrill and satisfy even the most ardent devotee of detective fiction. Richardson Scores Again was first published in 1934. This new edition, the first in many decades, includes a new introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Sir Basil Thomson’s tales are always good reading, and he has the knack of being accurate about Scotland Yard. His book is full of agreeable people, and his case is neatly put together.” Dorothy L. Sayers, Sunday Times “Few authors can claim such an intimate knowledge of Scotland Yard and criminals as Sir Basil Thomson, one-time Assistant Commissioner at the Yard. He provides subtle intrigue, clever deduction, and bright dialogue, and the whole combines to make easily the best mystery yarn that has come my way in recent weeks. No words are wasted in the fast-moving plot...This book must not be missed.” Referee



Richardson s First Case

Richardson   s First Case Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095682
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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The D.D.I. recognized him and smiled. “That was a great case you brought us. You’ll be interested to hear that it is a case of mur-r-der!” For eight years Basil Thomson headed the famous C.I.D., New Scotland Yard. He knew the Yard inside out. Now in this tale of mystery and detection we are taken behind the scenes. We are shown the greatest detection machine in the world in motion, and see how the Yard tracked down its man. Stand, then, with young P.C. Richardson on the misty corner of Baker Street, while the traffic of the city swings by, and fate lays at his feet the beginning of his career. Out of the fog brakes shriek, a big car jolts to a stop, and from beneath the wheels the crowd disentangles a bundle of old clothes, within which is a man quite dead; a man who had said to someone, “Very well, then; I’ll call a policeman”—and was killed. Work with him to the ingenious solution, when he takes from his pocket the clue holding the fate of a human life. Richardson’s First Case was originally published in 1933. This new edition, the first in over seventy years, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “The story is a good one, with enough mystery in it to keep the reader wondering.” Daily Telegraph



The Milliner s Hat Mystery

The Milliner   s Hat Mystery Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095804
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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“What are you looking for, sir?” he said. “Bloodstains.” Scotland Yard is concerned with the murderer, or murderers, of the mysterious Bernard Pitt. The dead man is discovered with a false identity, courtesy of the many forged papers and documents found with him. The trail leads to France, where we discover why a French milliner chose to ride in a laundry basket, why the two American men are so interested in their wives’ hat trimmings, and why it is so difficult for the French police to touch a criminal with high political connections. But Richardson discovers that the murder of Bernard Pitt was only an incident in the diabolical plot linking a network of criminals on both sides of the Channel. The Milliner’s Hat Mystery, a novel which inspired Ian Fleming, was first published in 1937. This new edition, the first for many decades, includes an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Sir Basil Thomson is a past-master in the mysteries of Scotland Yard.” Times Literary Supplement



The Case of the Dead Diplomat

The Case of the Dead Diplomat Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095743
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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He flung open a drawer and took from it a heavy dagger in a sheath with blood-stains upon it. On the blade were engraved the words, “Blut und Ehre!” Frank Everett was a rising young press attaché at the British Embassy in Paris - until he was found dead in his Rue St. Georges apartment, a knife wound to the throat. Was it a political assassination, a crime passionnel, or possibly even suicide? The foreign office call in the redoubtable Detective Inspector Richardson, who travels to Paris and must work with the French police in solving the case. He soon discovers that a mysterious coded number is one of the primary clues - if only he can decipher its meaning and unmask Everett’s assassin. The Case of the Dead Diplomat was originally published in 1935. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Good entertainment as well as a perfectly sound detective story.” Daily Telegraph “The story is remarkably well written...highly entertaining reading.” Birmingham Gazette



Who Killed Stella Pomeroy

Who Killed Stella Pomeroy Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095781
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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“There’s one thing which I daresay you noticed—that pair of slippers half kicked under the bath were of men’s size.” “Yes, I noticed that, too, and they were sprinkled with blood.” A man went calmly about his work while his wife lay dead in the house. After he is arrested and accused of the murder, doubt is cast regarding his guilt. Richardson is assigned the case. Richardson delves into the murdered woman’s strange background, and becomes convinced that the law is holding an innocent man. With dogged persistence and courage he pursues the sinister figure who dominated the terrible business. Will he, in the end, with the aid of an initialled handbag and an initialled hammer, bring the case to a successful end and find the guilty person? Who Killed Stella Pomeroy? was originally published in 1936. This new edition, the first in many decades, features an introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Sir Basil Thomson’s tales are always good reading, and he has the knack of being accurate about Scotland Yard.” Dorothy L. Sayers



A Murder is Arranged

A Murder is Arranged Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 9781911095828
Release 2016-04-04
Pages 300
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None of the other guests could explain what she was doing in Crooked Lane during the night... Beautiful Margaret Gask, guest at Scudamore Hall, was shot to death on the driveway of the estate. The mink coat that she should have been wearing turned out to be the first clue Scotland Yard had to work on. Then a man she knew, a receiver of stolen goods, turns up dead. Soon more shady characters are drawn into the story: receivers, jewel thieves, confidence men and convicted felons on both sides of the Channel. Richardson, now Chief Constable, orchestrates the clues concerning a murdered French senator, the theft of a famous emerald, a fake Italian prince and a mysterious priest who sought sanctuary after perpetrating thefts and felonies all over France. The case ends back in Scudamore Hall, where an ecclesiastical robe replaces a mink coat as Exhibit A. The last and arguably most entertaining of all the Richardson novels, A Murder is Arranged (1937) has action, humour and a brilliant cast of major and minor characters. This new edition, the first in many decades, includes a new introduction by crime novelist Martin Edwards, author of acclaimed genre history The Golden Age of Murder. “Few authors can claim such an intimate knowledge of Scotland Yard and criminals as Sir Basil Thomson, one-time Assistant Commissioner at the Yard. He provides subtle intrigue, clever deduction, and bright dialogue.” Referee



Doubleday Crime Club compendium 1928 1991

Doubleday Crime Club compendium  1928 1991 Author Ellen Nehr
ISBN-10 0963442007
Release 1992-10
Pages 682
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Golden Ashes

Golden Ashes Author Freeman Wills Crofts
ISBN-10 1842323946
Release 2000-10-16
Pages 289
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Geoffrey Buller is an everyday office worker when he unexpectedly inherits a title and Forde Manor with its collection of priceless art. Widowed Betty Stanton takes the post of housekeeper and is surprised when she finds the new Sir Geoffrey having the paintings cleaned. The house is empty and Sir Geoffrey in Italy when disaster strikes. Inspector French reconstructs the cunning and complex crime from a mosaic of detail. Freeman Wills Crofts was born in Dublin and worked in railway engineering before turning to detective fiction. To his plots he brought a mind trained in mathematics, specialising in the seemingly unbreakable alibi and transport timetables. His best-known character is Inspector Joseph French, who appears for the first time in Inspector French's Greatest Case. French achieves his results through dogged persistence. Book jacket.



Dusty Death

Dusty Death Author Clifton Robbins
ISBN-10 9781911420057
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 220
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A lost classic of crime fiction, introducing detective Clay Harrison When respectable London landlady Mrs Humbleby visits the chambers of barrister and part-time private detective, Clay Harrison, with her account of the apparent suicide of a secretive lodger, she hopes he can help her solve the mystery before her reputation is ruined by a dead body in the spare bedroom; but neither party is prepared for the web of intrigue that lies before them. With the help of his loyal clerk, Henry, and fuelled by countless cups of tea and fine cigars, Harrison follows the clues the dead man has left behind, and ends up in Geneva at the League of Nations, on the trail of press tycoon Baron Meyerling, the attractive and devious gossip columnist Jeanne de Marplay, and rumours of a drug smuggling ring. First published in 1931, but largely forgotten and unjustly neglected since then, Dusty Death is a lost gem of classic crime fiction and is the first in a series of mysteries featuring the enigmatic and unflappable Clay Harrison.



The Story of Scotland Yard

The Story of Scotland Yard Author Sir Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 1494098520
Release 2013-10
Pages 378
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This is a new release of the original 1935 edition.



The Dartmoor Enigma

The Dartmoor Enigma Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049240636
Release 1936
Pages 281
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The Dartmoor Enigma

The Dartmoor Enigma Author Basil Thomson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049240636
Release 1936
Pages 281
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Charters and Caldicott

Charters and Caldicott Author Stella Bingham
ISBN-10 9781910570128
Release 2015-03-02
Pages 300
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Whatever happened to Charters and Caldicott, that pair of cricket-mad 'solemn asses' from Alfred Hitchcock's classic suspense movie The Lady Vanishes? Fast forward about fifty years. The world has changed beyond recognition, but not Charters and Caldicott. A little longer in the tooth, perhaps, they remain dedicated to the manners of the old school, enjoying lunch at their gentlemen's club and afternoons watching Agatha Christie movies. They are however entirely unprepared for a whodunit of their own, when the dead body of a young woman is found in Caldicott's flat, stabbed with a Malayan paperknife. Pitched on a trail of unexplained deaths ('are you keeping count of all these, Charters?') and dogged by the fastidious Inspector Snow, they attempt to unravel the mysteries around them. Why were the handbags switched? What does the cryptic message 'Mix Well and Serve' mean? And why does the enigmatic Venables, a fellow clubman, turn up at every twist in their journey? This tale of Nazi gold, murder and deception features effervescent dialogue and delightful characters - especially the eponymous heroes, relics of an England already out-of-date by the 1930's but none the less charming for that. Charters & Caldicott is a comical, lighthearted but lethal treat of a whodunit, in which our heroes take their responsibilities seriously - but somehow always find as much time for lunch, tea or a cocktail as they do for detective work.



The Case of the April Fools

The Case of the April Fools Author Christopher Bush
ISBN-10 1911579819
Release 2017-10-02
Pages 218
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A golden age mystery, first published in 1933.



Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers Author Lesley Henderson
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031788394
Release 1991
Pages 1294
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