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The Asey Mayo Trio: Three Cape Cod Mysteries

(Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery #21)

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The Third Murderer - On the third occasion of moving the old Snow house, a young woman's body turns up in a Dutch oven.

Murder Rides the Gale - The new teachers at Merton Hall, posh private girl's school, arrives dead in a carriage.

The Stars Spell Death - While on vacation, Asey encounters a very dead astronomer in a very up-to-date observatory.

Paperback, 243 pages
Published February 17th 2005 by Countryman Press (first published 1943)
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Diane
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a good set of three Asey Mayo stories, though I found the last one a little weak.

"The Third Murderer" - The old Snow place is better known as the "Murder House" because it was the scene of two murders. Each time the house has been moved, a murder has been committed. Now the house is being moved a third time - and there's a third murder. Asey's cousin, Jennie Mayo, discovers the body of a young woman in a Dutch oven of the "Murder House." Asey finds a number of people would have been happ
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Martinw
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
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I bought this book because I just have been on a mystery-novels-trip and remembered that - many years ago - I read a novel with this Cape Cod detective Asey Mayo. (In German then, as I am Austrian and picked up reading books in english only a few years ago). As I have only learned recently, the one I read was the very first in the series, while this collection of three stories takes place much later in Aseys life. Well, he has come a long way since then.

What I liked about the first story was - a
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Jan
Aug 14, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: period mystery written in 40's
Shelves: mystery, series
Three novellas in the book. Gives a view of Cape Cod and the East Coast before WWII and during. Slower pace but has a nice rhythm.
Denise M.
Sep 24, 2016 marked it as to-read
AKA: Alice Tilton, Freeman Dana
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Jun 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fun summer read "The Cape Cod Mystery" a delight as it was copyrighted 1931. We stayed in Chatham and this is set in Wellfleet" old fashioned murder mystery. Brings me to the "Shore".
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Taylor is an American mystery author. She is best known for her Asey Mayo series, based in Cape Cod. She additionally wrote and published under the pen names Alice Tilton and Freeman Dana.

Other books in the series

Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery (1 - 10 of 24 books)
  • The Cape Cod Mystery (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #1)
  • Death Lights a Candle (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #2)
  • The Mystery of the Cape Cod Players (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #3)
  • The Mystery of the Cape Cod Tavern (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #4)
  • Sandbar Sinister (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #5)
  • Deathblow Hill (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #6)
  • The Tinkling Symbol (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #7)
  • The Crimson Patch (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #8)
  • Out of Order (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #9)
  • Figure Away (Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, #10)