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Mr Jelly's Business (Murder Down Under)

Mr Jelly's Business (also published as Murder Down Under) was a fairly early entry in Arthur W. Upfield’s cycle of mysteries featuring the half-Aboriginal Detective Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte (universally known as Bony). This book came out in 1937.

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Mr Fortune Speaking

Here's the link to my review of H.C. Bailey’s delightful detective short story collection Mr Fortune Speaking.

The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla

Stuart Palmer’s The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla hasn't quite turned me into a devoted fan of Hildegarde Withers but it's still an enjoyable mystery. Here's the link to my review.

The Case of the Three Strange Faces

Christopher Bush is a once almost forgotten golden age detective story writer who has been rediscovered in a fairly big way recently. The Case of the Three Strange Faces is one of his strongest books. Here's the link to my review.

Ronald Knox's Still Dead

Ronald Knox's Still Dead was published in 1934. It's not the best of his Miles Bredon mysteries but it's still extremely good. Here's the link to my review.

Still Dead by Ronald Knox

Still Dead was the fourth of the Miles Bredon mysteries written by Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957). It was published in 1934.

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Death by Request

Death by Request was the only detective novel to be written by husband-and-wife team Romilly and Katherine John. Romilly John was the son of the painter Augustus John. The novel appeared in 1933.

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The Missing Money-Lender

W. Stanley Sykes (1894-1961) was an English doctor who wrote a handful of detective novels in the early 30s. The Missing Money-Lender (also published under the title The Man Who Was Dead) was the first of these, published in 1931.

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The Case of the Baited Hook

Erle Stanley Gardner’s sixteenth Perry Mason novel, The Case of the Baited Hook, was published in 1940. It’s a fine example of the qualities that made Gardner one of the bestselling authors of all time.

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The Boat-House Riddle

The Boat-House Riddle was the sixth of J.J. Connington’s Sir Clinton Driffield mysteries. It was published in 1931, at a time when Connington was at the peak of his powers as a writer of detective fiction.

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