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Rees, Arthur J.

When Harry Marsland was caught in a sudden down pour he sought shelter at Cliff Farm. Met at the door by a young woman clearly expecting someone else he is only too glad to get inside to wait out the storm. When they hear a noise upstairs in the deserted house they investigate only to discover the body of the farm’s owner, Frank Lumsden, dead of a gunshot wound. Who then, killed Lumsden, and why? Who was the woman expecting and did she have any roll in the murder? These are the questions that private detective Crewe must answer in The Mystery of the Downs.

Robert Turold had spent his life trying to prove his claim to an ancient title. Yet, when it seems he is about to finally succeed, his body is found in a remote cottage on the Cornish coast, an apparant suicide. When his sister expresses her doubts to the police, Scotland Yard is called in and agree that it is murder. But the room where the victim was found was locked and faced a perilous cliff overlooking the sea. Who then killed Robert Turold? His daughter, who he was planning to disown? His brother who stands to inherit? The mysterious servant? Find out in The Moon Rock!

An ancient curse had predicted that the Heredith line would end in horror. Now it seems that curse may well come true. The young wife of the last of the Heredith family has been found murdered in her bed while guests of the Heredith moat-house dine below. Philip Heredith lies ill from the strain. Scotland Yard quickly makes an arrest, but when doubts arise the celebrated private detective Grant Colwyn is called in to investigate. Who killed Violet Heredith? How could they have escaped from an upstairs room past a house full of people? And what has become of the famed Heredith pearls? Find the answers to these and more questions in The Hand in the Dark!

When archaeologist Roger Glenthorpe is found murdered in a remote seaside inn on the Norfolk coast, it seems to the local police to be an open and shut case. The only question is whether the shell shocked soldier that is arrested will be found guilty or judged insane due to furor epilepticus. But when private detective Grant Colwyn is called in to investigate he finds more than one reason to think the young man is innocent. But who then did commit murder? The cash strapped innkeeper? The innkeeper’s mother who is confined to her room because she is given to violent outbursts? The innkeeper’s beautiful daughter? What role does the spectral White Lady play? Does her appearance really presage death? And what is the source of the hideous shrieking that comes from the prehistoric flint pit where the body was found?

The Hampstead Mystery by Arthur J. Rees and John R. Watson.

Follow the details of this amazing case at it plays out across Hampstead, London and Scotland until it reaches a stunning conclusion in the courts of the Old Bailey.