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The Clue of the Second Murder By John Stephen Strange
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After leaving his sister's opulent Garden Party in 1927 Greenwich, Connecticut, George Stoner is shot dead while driving his Packard down a country lane beside the estate. Bill Adams, teen sleuth,... More > begins the investigation, calling his friend, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry home from his vacation in France to prevent an unjust conviction. Ormsberry must wade through the political scandal of the accused; the torrid love triangle of the accused, the stage actress and the victim; and the post-World War I International espionage he uncovers to find the actual murderer. Fans of Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction will enjoy this 1929 Greenwich, CT mystery from American Author, Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett, penname: John Stephen Strange.< Less
The Man Who Killed Fortescue By John Stephen Strange
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When a popular crime novelist is found dead at the top of an open omnibus in flapper-era New York City, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is called in to investigate. It appears Mr. Anstruther was killed... More > with the same, unusual method as was John Fortescue, the victim of last year's humiliatingly unsolved, publicly sensational murder case, which still rankles in the mind of the usually astute and efficient detective. With his new young protege at his side, Ormsberry vows to finally bring the elusive murderer of both men to justice. Originally published in 1928, The Man Who Killed Fortescue is the first of John Stephen Strange's many mystery novels. This edition is completely unabridged, with annotations added by Kymberly MacAgy. Cover Design by Rachel MacAgy, www.DarkCityDesign.com. For more information about J.S. Strange, please visit our website: www.JSStrangeMysteryNovels.info< Less
The Strangler Fig By John Stephen Strange
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In 1922, on his private island off the coast of Florida, on a calm, lovely evening, Senator Stephen Huntington walked out on the terrace for an after-dinner cigar, and was never seen again. Local... More > superstition has it that he was devoured by the strangler fig, a tropical vine that spreads itself onto other plants and kills again and again, slaying relentlessly and without compunction anything that stands in the path of its growth. Seven years later, Bolivar Brown accepts an invitation to vacation on the island with Huntington’s family and some of the Senator’s former friends. When a hurricane batters the island, clean-up crews soon find the dead strangler fig vine wrapped around a body dressed in the Senator’s clothes. That evening another victim is strangled. Bolivar Brown is compelled to discover the truth buried beneath the passions and ambitions of the Senator's former friends before another falls victim to the strangler fig.< Less
The Strangler Fig By John Stephen Strange
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In 1922, on his private island off the coast of Florida, on a calm, lovely evening, Senator Stephen Huntington walked out on the terrace for an after-dinner cigar, and was never seen again. Local... More > superstition has it that he was devoured by the strangler fig, a tropical vine that spreads itself onto other plants and kills again and again, slaying relentlessly and without compunction anything that stands in the path of its growth. Seven years later, Bolivar Brown accepts an invitation to vacation on the island with Huntington’s family and some of the Senator’s former friends. When a hurricane batters the island, clean-up crews soon find the dead strangler fig vine wrapped around a body dressed in the Senator’s clothes. That evening another victim is strangled. Bolivar Brown is compelled to discover the truth buried beneath the passions and ambitions of the Senator's former friends before another falls victim to the strangler fig.< Less
The Clue of the Second Murder By John Stephen Strange
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After leaving his sister's opulent Garden Party in 1927 Greenwich, Connecticut a naval inventor is shot dead while driving his Packard down a country lane beside the estate. Bill Adams, teen sleuth,... More > begins the investigation, calling his friend, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry home from his vacation in France to prevent an unjust conviction. Ormsberry must wade through the accused's past political scandal; the torrid love triangle of the accused, the stage actress and the victim; and the post-World War I International espionage ring he discovers to find the actual murderer. Fans of Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction will enjoy this 1929 Greenwich, CT mystery from American Author, Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett, penname: John Stephen Strange.< Less
The Man Who Killed Fortescue By John Stephen Strange
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When a popular crime novelist is found dead at the top of an open omnibus in flapper-era New York City, Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry is called in to investigate. It appears Mr. Anstruther was killed... More > with the same, unusual method as was John Fortescue, the victim of last year's humiliatingly unsolved, publicly sensational murder case, which still rankles in the mind of the usually astute and efficient detective. With his new young protege at his side, Ormsberry vows to finally bring the elusive murderer of both men to justice. John Stephen Strange is the pen name of Dorothy Stockbridge Tillett (1896-1983), who wrote 22 mystery novels from 1928 to 1976, mostly for the Crime Club. Considered classics of their genre, her family has proudly dusted them off for reprinting. For more information about John Stephen Strange, see our website: JSStrangeMysteryNovels.com< Less
Murder on the Ten-Yard Line By John Stephen Strange
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The Yorke College football team is on the 10-yard line, with three minutes to go in the most crucial game of the season, when their coach slumps suddenly to the ground, a bullet through his... More > heart. Even though fifty thousand spectators are witnesses to the murder, not one, including Detective Van Dusen Ormsberry, sees the shooter. Ormsberry must discover the murderer before the media pressures law enforcement to arrest an innocent man, but as Ormsberry and his friend, Bill Adams, pursue their investigations, what had seemed a simple case of homicide becomes a complex circle of mystery that threatens to engulf the little college town in terrible tragedy.< Less