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Mr Polton Explains

Told through the eyes of a watchmaker, Dr Thorndyke is once again faced with a nettly mystery involving a mysterious fire in a Soho house filled with supposedly inflammable objects. What transpires is an entertaining and amazing twist thanks to the eagle eyes of the Doctor and his friend the watchmaker, Mr Polton. Genre: Fiction, […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

As a Thief in the Night

Harold Monkhouse is usually such an uncomplaining patient so when his brother Amos calls in one night, what he doesn’t expect is to see him at death’s door. Suspicions aroused, he demands an urgent second opinion. And when Harold is later found dead from arsenic poisoning, Amos is left in no doubt that foul play […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective

Percival Bland’s Proxy and The Missing Mortgagee

These are two short stories from the collection THE GREAT PORTRAIT MYSTERY: “PERCIVAL BLAND’S PROXY” and “THE MISSING MORTGAGEE”, wherein the brilliant medical investigator, Dr. Thorndyke, solves murderous crimes. Percival Bland was an uncommon criminal. He knew that his continual passing of counterfeit banknotes would eventually catch up with him, so he had a plan–precautions […]


Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Short Stories