Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “8 Faces at 3” as Want to Read:
8 Faces at 3
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

8 Faces at 3 (John J. Malone #1)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Jake Justus and Helene Brand met over the corpse of Aunt Alexandria. So it was probably a good thing that somebody had decided to stab her three times and leave her to freeze into horrible rigidity in front of the wide-open window.

The chief suspect was Holly Inglehart, the murdered woman's niece. Jake couldn't blame the police for not believing Holly's crazy story about th

...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 7th 1989 by International Polygonics (first published 1939)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about 8 Faces at 3, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about 8 Faces at 3

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 74)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Elizabeth
I would have liked this book more if it wasn't for the basic premise that all people think better drunk. The author is proud that her characters are drunk most of the time, the police and authorities are drunk most of the time and the only sober person is the victim who deserved to die. I must not overlook the Asst DA who really only got drunk on one occasion but did imbibe sometimes just for fun.
Jessi
As advertised on the Classic Mysteries podcast, this is a fun-filled, boozy romp through a seemingly unsolvable murder mystery.
A band leader and an heiress have eloped. This wouldn't be a problem except that her aunt, the woman who is going to leave her money, has forbidden her to marry the band leader. And her will states that if Holly (the heiress) marries an unsuitable man after she dies, Holly is still disinherited. Which is why it's disconcerting when Holly wakes up, seemingly alone in the
...more
Deb
The smart lines and humor are there--just hidden in the padded plot. I know I'd have enjoyed this more had it been a short story.
Katie
I love '30s and '40s British mysteries, but don't usually get into American ones. This is an exception, probably because it reads like a movie - a movie I am VERY SAD does not exist. Only a real '40s actress could pull off Helene. Maybe Veronica Lake. Jean Arthur?
Anyway, I could see it in my head, and it was a hell of a time. Man, these guys drink A LOT.
Jordan
oh no no no. i was promised "a 1930's comedy classic"!!! that's like being promised cheesecake and being given liquidy cottage cheese.
piyush
At its time, the book would have been a more than enjoyable read.
However, reading today it seems OK
renny feld
she is soooo funny
Terry
Terry marked it as to-read
Mar 20, 2015
Jenn M
Jenn M marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2015
Helen
Helen marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2015
Tina
Tina marked it as to-read
Aug 28, 2014
Jennings Peeler
Jennings Peeler marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2014
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Tim
Tim marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Manfred
Manfred marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2014
Samantha Glasser
Samantha Glasser marked it as to-read
Jun 17, 2014
Alice
Alice added it
Jun 20, 2014
Sercan
Sercan marked it as to-read
May 25, 2014
Martin Farber
Martin Farber marked it as to-read
May 23, 2014
Patrick Boyton
Patrick Boyton is currently reading it
Mar 20, 2014
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
263980
pseudonym for Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig
Aka Daphne Sanders, Michael Venning, George Sanders' Ghostwriter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Ri...

Georgiana 'Craig' Rice was the author of fourteen novels, countless short stories, and a number of true crime pieces, once rivaled Agatha Christie in sales. She was on the cover of Time Magazine in 1946. However, the past fifty years have seen her fall
...more
More about Craig Rice...

Other Books in the Series

John J. Malone (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • The Corpse Steps Out
  • The Wrong Murder
  • The Right Murder (Library Crime Classics)
  • Trial by Fury
  • The Big Midget Murders
  • Having Wonderful Crime
  • The Lucky Stiff
  • The Fourth Postman
  • Knocked for a Loop
  • My Kingdom for a Hearse
Home Sweet Homicide The Corpse Steps Out The Wrong Murder The Lucky Stiff The Right Murder (Library Crime Classics)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »