Book List in Order: 28 titles

  • A man invents a spurious double in order to pin a heinous crime on his non-existent twin, supposedly separated at birth, and continues the charade until even his own wife is fooled by it. Another commits a dreadful murder motivated by money but is ca...


  • It could happen in any normal English town . . .A young wife complains of her husband's fussy little habits; but trying to mend his ways leads to the gallows . . . A businessman with the best intentions befriends an elderly old woman, with no thought...


  • Hugh Stanton, debonair, curly-headed, "the man with the monocle", arrives home from a holiday abroad, walks into London's show hotel, "The Parnassus", and finds himself involved in the strange circumstances surrounding the death of Savenac, a Balkan ...


  • 'Are you ready to believe that this girl you knew as Betsy must have been Mrs Kynsard - leading a double life?'Mr Kynsard is a barrister, and a barrister knows how to cope with police inquiries-even when his wife is found naked and battered to death ...


  • Colonel Crisp is summoned to Watlington Lodge by a mysterious caller to investigate the murder of Lord Watlington.Lord Watlington, a self-made millionaire, elevated into the Peerage, decided that the woman his nephew - and sole heir - plans to marry ...


  • A collection of 9 thrilling detective stories, Murder Will Out follows Inspector George Rason of Scotland Yard's Department of Dead Ends - an office devoted entirely to unsolved cases, finding clues along trails gone cold, and pursuing crimes on whic...


  • 'It would be grand to help you find poor old Velfrage. Pretty obvious that something has happened to him. I mean - well, he may have been murdered, mayn't he?'A solicitor charged with the care of the famously cursed Rabethorpe diamond has disappeared...


  • Seven stories . . . seven murders.In this wickedly wonderful collection of crime and mystery short stories, Roy Vickers takes you on a tour of murder most foul, in seven tales of love and hate, murder and vengeance: a glamorous woman is stabbed on a ...


  • "Approximately a week has passed since I caused the death of Gramshaw. I was very upset for a couple of days, lying in the hut and taking no food. Yesterday I felt better. I slept well last night. This morning I am as normal as a man can be who is al...







  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


  • Here in one volume are ten of the best of Roy Vickers celebrated Department of Dead Ends detective stories. These are detective stories with a difference; the 'inverted' type of detective story. Knowing from the start who the murderer is, the reader ...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...






  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    There are many Scotland Yards in fiction. But one that stands out in the mind of aficionados is the unique creation of Roy Vickers in the Department of Dead Ends. This special department of the Yard collects and stores the detritus of unsolved crimes...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


  • in The Department of Dead Ends

    Highly entertaining "inverted" mystery stories (the reader knows who committed the crime, but the interest lies in how the detective solves the case) that appeared as a series in a British magazine in the 1930's. Vickers posits a (fictional) branch o...


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    Three scientists who share a lock-keeper's house are all suspects in a murder. They work and live together yet detest one another, but all detest their employer. The police hear the same story from each man, but someone must be guilty....


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    'I suppose I adore you. And I suppose I hate you - impersonally, of course, A.L.'News of the murder broke when Hugh Stanton reached for the phone. Aston Lothbury was lying dead in a flat occupied by his glamorous secretary. Detective-Inspector Curwen...


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    Inspector Curwen and Hugh Stanton were faced with the most challenging case of their careers. Herbert Gretton had been found murdered in the gloomy old mansion, Whiddonmere Hall, and although motive and malice were not lacking in the various suspects...