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Mystery at Geneva: An Improbable Tale of Singular Happenings By Rose Macaulay
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Mystery at Geneva: An improbable tale of singular happenings by Dame Rose Macaulay, 1922. Henry Beechtree, a newspaper correspondent for the British Bolshevist, is covering the latest otherwise... More > sleepy session of the League of Nations in Geneva, when the newly elected President – a member of the Norwegian delegation – disappears mysteriously, adding some badly needed ‘spice’ to Henry's assignment. Dated, but fun to read a mystery from a famous name writer from the past. Goodness, what an insight on the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations, and on what passed for murders.< Less
AN AFFAIR OF STATE: A Gourmet Mystery in Eight Courses By Robert Benedetti
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AN AFFAIR OF STATE first appeared in play form and ran over a year in Chicago. The story follows a banquet served in the British Governor's mansion on the Island of Cyprus on the night before the... More > outbreak of WWI, where a secret treaty that may avert war will be delivered to an unknown Austrian courier. When a leading German correspondent is found murdered, a number of other intrigues come to light. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single course of the dinner as these plots interweave and move toward a violent and surprising climax. Recipes for each dish from the classic Escoffier cookbook are included. Benedetti's first novel, The Long Italian Goodbye, received high praise from authors and critics such as Adriana Trigiani, Ernest Gaines, and Ron McLarty, and Richard Christiansen of the Chicago Tribune.< Less
AN AFFAIR OF STATE: A Gourmet Mystery in Eight Courses By Robert Benedetti
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AN AFFAIR OF STATE first appeared in play form and ran over a year in Chicago. The story follows a banquet served in the British Governor's mansion on the Island of Cyprus on the night before the... More > outbreak of WWI, where a secret treaty that may avert war will be delivered to an unknown Austrian courier. When a leading German correspondent is found murdered, a number of other intrigues come to light. Each chapter of the book is devoted to a single course of the dinner as these plots interweave and move toward a violent and surprising climax. Recipes for each dish from the classic Escoffier cookbook are included. Benedetti's first novel, The Long Italian Goodbye, received high praise from authors and critics such as Adriana Trigiani, Ernest Gaines, and Ron McLarty, and Richard Christiansen of the Chicago Tribune.< Less
Great Porter Square: A Mystery. v. 2 By B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Benjamin Leopold Farjeon (12 May 1838 – 23 July 1903) was a... More > British novelist, playwright, printer and journalist. As an author, he was known for his huge output.Farjeon was born in London to Dinah Levy and Jacob Farjeon, Orthodox Jews. He was raised in Whitechapel and had no formal secular education. At fourteen, he entered the office of the Nonconformist, a Christian journal, to learn the printing trade. He broke away from the strict faith of his father and in 1854 immigrated to Australia. During the voyage he was moved from steerage to cabin class because he had produced some numbers of a ship newspaper, the Ocean Record.Farjeon worked as a gold miner in Victoria (Australia), started a newspaper, then went to New Zealand in 1861. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Farjeon< Less
The Voice from the Void: The Great Wireless Mystery By William Le Queux
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Tufnell Le Queux[a] (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was... More > an Anglo-French journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat (honorary consul for San Marino), a traveller (in Europe, the Balkans and North Africa), a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available; his claims regarding his own abilities and exploits, however, were usually exaggerated. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) and the anti-German invasion fantasy The Invasion of 1910 (1906), the latter of which was a phenomenal bestseller.Le Queux was born in London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Le_Queux< Less
The Stolen Statesman: Being the Story of a Hushed Up Mystery By William Le Queux
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Tufnell Le Queux[a] (2 July 1864 - 13 October 1927) was... More > an Anglo-French journalist and writer. He was also a diplomat (honorary consul for San Marino), a traveller (in Europe, the Balkans and North Africa), a flying buff who officiated at the first British air meeting at Doncaster in 1909, and a wireless pioneer who broadcast music from his own station long before radio was generally available; his claims regarding his own abilities and exploits, however, were usually exaggerated. His best-known works are the anti-French and anti-Russian invasion fantasy The Great War in England in 1897 (1894) and the anti-German invasion fantasy The Invasion of 1910 (1906), the latter of which was a phenomenal bestseller.Le Queux was born in London. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Le_Queux< Less
The Sagittarius Mysteries - Secret Enemy - Parts 1-3 By Adrian Holland
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The Sagittarius Mysteries – Parts 1 - 3 Secret Enemy A thrilling science fiction mystery series… Brandon Sagittarius is head of the Experimental Department of British Intelligence (MI6)... More > who finds himself with quite a mystery to solve. Sagittarius discovers that the Organisation - a group of power hungry individuals have embarked on a plan for world domination. Most of the Secret Service has already been compromised and it is up to him to try and stop them. Can he do it and solve the mystery…< Less
The Sagittarius Mysteries - Parts 1-3 - Secret Enemy By Adrian Holland
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The Sagittarius Mysteries – Parts 1 - 3 Secret Enemy A thrilling science fiction mystery series… Brandon Sagittarius is head of the Experimental Department of British Intelligence... More > (MI6) who finds himself with quite a mystery to solve. Sagittarius discovers that the Organisation - a group of power hungry individuals have embarked on a plan for world domination. Most of the Secret Service has already been compromised and it is up to him to try and stop them. Can he do it and solve the mystery…< Less
The Albert Gate Mystery Being Further Adventures of Reginald Brett, Barrister Detective By Louis Tracy
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Louis Tracy (1863 - 1928) was a British journalist, and prolific... More > writer of fiction. He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser, which were at times shared with M. P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century.He was born in Liverpool to a well-to-do middle-class family. At first he was educated at home and then at the French Seminary at Douai. Around 1884 he became a reporter for a local paper - 'The Northern Echo' at Darlington, circulating in parts of Durham and North Yorkshire; later he worked for papers in Cardiff and Allahabad. During 1892-1894 he was closely associated with Arthur Harmsworth, in 'The Sun' and 'The Evening News and Post'. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Tracy< Less
GREAT CINEMA DETECTIVES: Best Movies of Mystery, Suspense & Film Noir By John Howard Reid
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Providing an overview of the entire thriller genre, this book examines over 160 movies from classic Hollywood and British studios, including such essential film noir entries as "Murder, My... More > Sweet", "The Dark Corner", "The Maltese Falcon" and "Afraid To Talk". Great cinema detectives are represented by William Powell (all six of his Thin Man pictures are detailed and discussed), Basil Rathbone (Sherlock Holmes), Warner Oland (Charlie Chan), Sidney Toler (Charlie Chan), Peter Ustinov (Hercule Poirot), Margaret Rutherford (all four of her Miss Marple films are covered), and others including the Saint, the Falcon, Bulldog Drummond and Philo Vance. From director Alfred Hitchcock comes "Notorious", "Saboteur", "Number 17" and "Rich and Strange". A few comedies and spoofs, such as "Satan Met a Lady" (an amazing re-make of the original "Maltese Falcon" with Bette Davis and Warren William) and "Who Done It?" (with Abbott and Costello) round out the survey.< Less

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