He’d Rather Be Dead by George Bellairs (1945)

Over the course of many years, The Mayor of Westcombe, Sir Gideon Ware, has systematically turned what was a quaint little harbor town into a popular resort. His means, which included bribes and intimidation, haven’t always met with enthusiastic approval, and have many people harboring ill-feeling towards him.  So it’s of no surprise when, in …

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Fate of a Flapper by Susanna Calkins

1929 Chicago—Gina Ricci, cigarette girl at the Third Door speakeasy receives a call from her cousin, police officer Nancy Doyle. Nancy asks Gina (who’s an photographer on the side) to go to the scene of a murder an photograph the body. Gina is shocked to find that she recognizes the victim as one of two …

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