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The famous lexical semanticist Professor Edgar Nettleston had been found dead, a gunshot wound to the head.
- Length: 2 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A man is certain his friends are about to play a practical joke on him ...
- Length: 3 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A game of Scrabble has serious consequences.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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When Chuck Walaach enters the Elvis Look-Alike Competition, something has to give.
- Length: 4 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A magistrate is visited by a doctor who hides a dark secret behind his penetrating pale blue eyes.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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Suzanne stays at the bedside of her dying sister, who she has lived with her whole life.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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So you think he's mad? Nervous? True! - but you should see how wisely he carries out his plan.
- Length: 5 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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Outwardly Seth didn’t react as he watched Mrs. Hatfield misplay the four spade contract, but inwardly he groaned. True, she made it, but most of the other pairs would make it with an overtrick.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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An investigator is put on the case when a mad philologist steals a new weapon.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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A man takes his enemy to taste a rare wine - which he happens to keep at the far end of a vast, damp cellar.
- Length: 8 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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He steals with swift, simple hands in the yellow Roman sun. The crowds are bulging, swollen, and he bobs amongst them as silent as a jellyfish.
- Length: 9 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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A case which leaves a Lady of notoriously loose morals in a nunnery and her lover - a brilliant physician - in a vegetative state.
- Length: 12 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars
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The last crime of the notorious thief Flambeau was a Christmas crime, a cheery, cosy, English middle-class crime.
- Length: 14 pages
- Age Rating: PG
3 Stars
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What do an horrific dream and the name 'Catharine Larue' have to do with a man found dead in the hills around the Nappa Valley?
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
4 Stars
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In this homage to Poe, two rival scholars are brought together when one discovers an important early Christian burial ground.
- Length: 15 pages
- Age Rating: PG
5 Stars