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A Man's Head (Inspector Maigret)
Georges Simenon, David Coward
The Best of Modern Humour
Mordecai Richler
Progress: 157/543 pages
The Long Arm of the Law: Classic Police Stories
Various Authors, Martin Edwards
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Reading progress update: I've read 103 out of 212 pages.

Below the Clock - J.V. Turner

this neglected whodunit has come back from Nowhere to really impress me. it has not been hyped in its synopsis, or the Introduction, as an “Impossible Crime” novel, but it’s got a bit of that attached to the poisoning featured; if the specific poison must cause death in minutes, it’s difficult to see when it could have been...well, anyway, I’m stumped. 


all characters seem seem to me to be well-realized, especially amateur sleuth Petrie who is of course upstaging mere Ripple of the Yard. I’m so happy the cover sucked me into buying this!