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Wells, Carolyn

Raspberry Jam

A wealthy businessman is found dead in the locked bedroom suite of his tenth floor Park Avenue apartment, no mark upon his body or visible cause of death. The only other people who had spent the night in the suite were his young wife and her elderly aunt. The wife had both motive and opportunity, but can she be guilty?

The Campanile was a fashionable apartment building in the heart of Manhattan. It was known for its elaborate façade and an ornate lobby featuring large onyx pillars. It was a perfectly respectable place with perfectly respectable well to do tenants, that is until one of them, Sir Herbert Binney, owner of the well known Binney’s Bun company is found dead in its lobby, clutching a paper on which he had scrawled “women did it.”

The Man who Fell through the Earth

As a young lawyer is about to leave his office on the top floor of a Madison Avenue office building, he hears an argument followed by a shot from the office across the hall. But when he goes to investigate he finds no sign of either victim or assailant despite the fact that no one could have passed him without being seen. However, as is soon discovered, a murder has indeed been committed, that of the banker who owned the building…

Vicky Van

Victoria Van Allen was an elegant young woman who lived in a tasteful house just off of Fifth Avenue where she often hosted bridge parties attended by the most respectable people. Imagine their surprise when a guest, a wealthy millionaire, is stabbed to death at one of these salons, and Vicky Van, as she was known to her friends, disappears before the police can be summoned.