Book List in Order: 20 titles


  • Death on the Boat Train, first published in 1940, is book no. 32 in the series of mysteries featuring private detective Dr. Priestley and Scotland Yard's Superintendent Hanslet and Inspector Jimmy Waghorn. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Stree...



  • The Fatal Garden, first published in 1949, is book no. 49 in the series of mysteries featuring private detective Dr. Priestley and Scotland Yard's Superintendent Waghorn. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Street (1884-1964), was a prolific write...



  • Licensed for Murder, first published in 1958, is part of the series of mysteries featuring private detective Dr. Priestley. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Street (1884-1964), was a prolific writer of mostly detective novels, publishing more t...



  • Murder at Derivale, first published in 1958, is book no. 66 in the Dr. Priestley detective story series. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Street (1884-1964), was a prolific writer of mostly detective novels, publishing more than 140 books betwe...



  • The Mysterious Suspect, first published in 1953 (and also known by the title By Registered Post), is part of the series of mysteries featuring private detective Dr. Priestley. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Street (1884-1964), was a prolific ...



  • The Robthorne Mystery, first published in 1934, is part of the series of mysteries featuring private detective Dr. Priestley. Author John Rhode, a pen name of Cecil Street (1884-1964), was a prolific writer of mostly detective novels, publishing more...



  • A classic crime novel by one of the most highly regarded exponents of the genre.The murder of old Mr Fransham while washing his hands in his niece’s cloakroom was one of the most astounding problems that ever confronted Scotland Yard. Not only was ...



  • A special release of the very first crime novel by John Rhode, introducing Dr Priestley, the genius detective who would go on to appear in more than 70 bestselling crime novels during the Golden Age.When Harold Merefield returned home in the early ho...



  • The next time you visit Olympia, take a good look around and see if you think it would be possible to murder someone in the middle of the crowd there without being seen…The new Comet was fully expected to be the sensation of the annual Motor Show a...







  • A classic winter's crime novel by one of the most highly regarded exponents of the genre. Victor Harleston awoke with uncharacteristic optimism. Today he would be rich at last. Half an hour later, he gulped down his breakfast coffee and pitched to...



  • “The murders are most ingeniously planned and executed, and even Dr. Priestley is put to a severe test before the story is ended.” —The New York Times Constable Frean had an unpleasant sensation that he was not, as he seemed to be, patrolling ...



  • 'Dr. Priestley Lays a Trap' by Cecil Street writing as John RhodePublished in the United Kingdom as 'The Motor Rally Mystery'“For sheer ingenuity in plot and execution, John Rhode has few if any equals in detective fiction.”—The Saturday Review...



  • “The Harvest Murder” was also published as “Death in the Hopfields”“The good doctor continues to be a master of the science of detection.”—The New York Times Sergeant Wragge happened to see it there, lying by the side of the road, and...



  • The low, graystone buildings of Greycombe Farm were the very embodiment of peace and security. Nothing ever disturbed the general air of tranquility so typical of a West Country farm until -- one memorable night -- fire broke out in Farmer Jim's ...






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    Soon after six o'clock on a warm August evening the Ariadne Inn was packed with humanity, and it was not immediately apparent that one of the guests at a table in the gardens was not asleep but dead! There were mysterious elements in the cause of his...



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    Despite starting out life as an officer in the British army, Cecil Street went on to become a successful author of detective fiction. His most famous crime-solver, Dr. Priestly, featured in almost fifty novels, including the acclaimed The Elusive Bul...