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postheadericon Murder at Bridge

Murder at BridgeBy Anne Austin

“Suddenly Dundee stooped and stared with eyes that were widened with excitement and a certain amount of horror. Then he rose, and, standing far to one side, picked up the fat volume which lay on the shelf. As he had expected, a bullet whizzed noiselessly across the room and buried itself in the plaster of the wall opposite–a bullet which would have ploughed through his own heart if he had obeyed his first impulse and gone directly to the shelf to obey the instructions in the note.”

A whodunit from the 1930’s. Special Investigator Bonnie Dundee has to investigate a case of murder on actress Nita Selim during a game of bridge. Not only does he have to work through a number of suspects, but he also needs to find the murder weapon, a gun equipped with a silencer.

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postheadericon Murder in the Gunroom

Murder in the GunroomBy H. Beam Piper

The Lane Fleming collection of early pistols and revolvers was one of the best in the country. When Fleming was found dead on the floor of his locked gunroom, a revolver in his hand, the coroner’s verdict was “death by accident.”

But Gladys Fleming had her doubts. Enough at any rate to engage Colonel Jefferson Davis Rand–better known just as Jeff–private detective and a pistol-collector himself, to catalogue, appraise, and negotiate the sale of her late husband’s collection.

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postheadericon Strike of the Black Mamba

Strike of the Black MambaBy Ian Kruger

The unthinkable has happened. An environmental organization warned the world against it. Still, nobody believed that it would turn out like this.

But Donald Morse proves everyone wrong. Defying all security measures, he manages to steal a shipment of nuclear material from a cargo ship destined for Japan’s nuclear power reactors.

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postheadericon The Red Seal

The Red SealBy Natalie Sumner Lincoln

A whodunit from the 1920’s.

Twin sisters Helen and Barbara McIntyre give evidence against a burglar who suddenly dies in court, at first seemingly from a heart attack. They discover that the burglar was disguised in court and they recognize him as Helen’s fiancée after removing his disguise.

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