The Darkness Knows

Author: Cheryl Honigford
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 149262862X
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Bright lights. Big city. Brutal murder. Chicago, 1938. Late one night before the ten o'clock show, the body of a prominent radio actress is found in the station's lounge. All the evidence points to murder—and one young, up-and-coming radio actress, Vivian Witchell, as the next victim. But Vivian isn't the type to leave her fate in the hands of others—she's used to stealing the show. Alongside charming private detective Charlie Haverman, Vivian is thrust into a world of clues and motives, suspects and secrets. And with so much on the line, Vivian finds her detective work doesn't end when the on-air light goes out... The gripping first novel in a new series from debut author Cheryl Honigford, The Darkness Knows is a thrilling mystery that evokes the drama and scandal of radio stardom in prewar Chicago.

A Man Lay Dead

Author: Ngaio Marsh
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
ISBN: 1934609951
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.

Death in Saratoga Springs

Author: Charles O'Brien
Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: 0758286384
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When the suspected murderer they are investigating is killed and Pamela's ward is wrongfully accused of the murder, private investigators Pamela Thompson and Harry Miller must find the real killer to save an innocent girl.

No Clue at the Inn

Author: Kate Kingsbury
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781597221962
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When asked to manage the Pennyfoot Hotel over the Christmas holiday, former owner Cecily Sinclair Baxter is delighted. When a housemaid goes missing, soon followed by one of London's most renowned barristers, Cecily realizes that she may be on holiday, but death is not.

The Girl Is Trouble

Author: Kathryn Miller Haines
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596438266
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Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.

The Crash of TWA Flight 260

Author: Charles M. Williams
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826348084
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This moment-by-moment account of a major airplane crash on a beautiful and treacherous mountainside puts the reader at the pilot's side, describing the flight, its catastrophic ending, and the aftermath. At 7:05 a.m. on February 19, 1955, TWA Flight 260 took off from the Albuquerque airport for a short flight to Santa Fe. To avoid flying over the Sandia Mountains, the plane's approved air route was a dogleg running north-northwest from Albuquerque, then east-northeast into Santa Fe. But at 7:08 a.m. Flight 260 was headed directly toward Sandia Ridge, almost entirely obscured by storm clouds. A local resident who saw Flight 260 overhead observed that if the plane was eastbound, it was too low; if it was northbound, it was off course. At 7:12 a.m. the plane's terrain-warning bell sounded its alarm. Both pilots saw the sheer west face of the Sandias just beyond the right wingtip––an appalling shock considering they should have been ten miles further west. Reacting instantly, they rolled the plane steeply to the left, pulled its nose up, and started to level the wings. It was their final act. Hidden by the storm, another cliffside lay directly ahead. When they struck it, they were still in a left bank, nose high.

Murder a la Richelieu

Author: Anita Blackmon
ISBN: 9781479425983
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Meet Adelaide Adams, spinster and amateur sleuth, who is sometimes irreverently referred to by members of the younger generation as "Old Battle-ax." As Miss Adams says: "I was knitting in the lobby of the Hotel Richelieu the morning it all started. And not until it was forever too late did I recognize the tragic significance back of Polly Lawson's pink jabot and the Anthony woman's false eyelashes. And as I sat there knitting on my afghan there was nothing to warn me that it would serve as a shroud for a woman who was to die horribly at my feet. Nor at that time could any power on earth have convinced me that I should find myself late one terrible night, sans my dress and false hair, dangling from the eaves of the Richelieu Hotel in pursuit of a triple slayer." It is easy to see that the situation at the Richelieu was not a simple one. However, Adelaide Adams, was hard to swerve from her purpose, and in the end her "blundering" -- as Officer Sweeney was wont to call it -- unveiled a murderer too clever by far for the conventional police. A fun book sure to appeal to fans of classic detective fiction! Anita Blackmon Smith (1893-1943) was a prolific mystery author who published more than 1,000 short stories and a handful of novels. She wrote in the "Had I But Known" school. Her other novels include "Her Private Devil," "Handmade Rainbows," and "There Is No Return" (the second Adelaide Adams mystery).

The White Lie

Author: Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752661X
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“One hot summer day, Michael Salter, nineteen-year-old scion of a posh Highland family, disappears. When his childlike aunt claims she drowned him during a fight, the family close ranks. No police. No memorial service. No titbits for village gossips. A decade of deceit begins.” — Financial Times The Salter family orbits around Peattie House, their crumbling Scottish highlands estate filled with threadbare furniture, patrician memories, and all their inevitable secrets. While gathered to celebrate grandmother's seventieth birthday, someone breaks the silence. The web begins to unravel. But what is the white lie? How many others are built upon it? How many lives have been shaped by its shadow? Only one person knows the whole truth. From beyond the grave, Michael loops back into the past until we see, beyond perception and memory, how deeply our decisions resound, and just what is the place—and price—of grandeur.

Murder at Hartigan House

Author: Lee Strauss
Publisher: La Plume Press
ISBN: 1988677025
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There's a skeleton in the attic! Quite literally. After a weeklong passage from the Atlantic from Boston to Liverpool, Ginger Gold arrives at her childhood home-Hartigan House--to find decade-old remains from some poor woman in the attic. Ginger's Boston Terrier, Boss, noses out a missing phalange from under the cot. It's a mystery that once again puts the Chief Inspector Basil Reed. Who is the victim? And how did it end up in Ginger's home? Clues lead Ginger and her good friend Haley Higgins to a fundraising gala hosted in 1913 by Ginger's late father, George Hartigan. A shadow of suspicion is a man's legacy, and Ginger is not so sure. Ginger decides to host another gala, inviting the guestlist from ten years previous. Before the night is over, another person is dead. Keywords: female sleuth, 1920, British mystery, amateur spy, Atlantic, Boston, Liverpool, ship, Britain, Spy, Inspector, Boston terrier, victim, murder, historical, legacy, Agatha Christie, flapper, prohibition, speakeasies, gramophone, mansion, widow, war, secret intelligence, France, war widow, Countess, romance