The Tuesday Club Murders (The Thirteen Problems), by Agatha Christie
The Hanging Captain, by Henry Wade
Red Warning, by Virgil Markham
Dr. Priestley Lays a Trap (The Motor Rally Mystery), by John Rhode
The Tuesday Club Murders: Downing applauds the reappearance of "Aunt Jane"--that "no end quick-witted spinster of The Murder at the Vicarage"--in this short story collection.
The Hanging Captain: Downing praises Henry Wade's "eminently sane yarn written in the King's English."
Red Warning: There's "creeping horror" in this tale, Downing notes. "For shudder addicts."
Dr. Priestley Lays a Trap: "Add and subtract with Dr. Priestley," writes a something less than enthralled Downing. "For mechanically-minded folk."
|Note the stylistic similarities to The Tuesday Club Murders--|
Both books were published by Dodd, Mead,
one of the premier American publishers of mystery fiction.
There's much more on Todd Downing--his life, his detective fiction and his mystery review--in my 2013 book Clues and Corpses: The Detective Fiction and Mystery Criticism of Todd Downing.
Personally, I've read all four of these books and I liked them all!