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What Beckoning Ghost

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 1st 1986 by Dover Publications (first published 1947)
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Jay Maxfield
Jul 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: classic-crime
This is one of 100 books mentioned in Martin Edwards' forth coming book - The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books. I will partially paraphrase Edwards introduction of the story as there isn't a summary of this book's storyline either in this profile or in any reviews.
'The Body of a man in his sixties is discovered in the Serpentine at Hyde Park. The deceased is wally Whichcord, who had achieved notoriety seven years earlier as an independent witness to a sighting of the Hyde Park Ghost. During a
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Bev
...Mr. Tuke had gratuitously meddled (to quote the Director again) in conundrums which came his way out of office hours. A taste for meddling was thus perhaps whetted. He himself liked to call it a flair.

In March of 1940, a British submarine commanded by Lieutenant Demarest was lost in the North Atlantic. There were no survivors. But months later, Demarest's mother embraces spiritualism and, in an effort to make contact with her heroic son, she begs the medium to prove visitations real. She is
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Ann
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anglophilia, mystery
This was a very enjoyable Golden Age Mystery, featuring a sardonic lawyer, his blustering chief at the Department of Public Prosecution, a ghost and the sewers of London. So what's not to like?

Harvey Tuke is not too thrilled when his sociable wife drags him off to a dinner party at the Reavelry's. There are unpleasant undercurrents between their hostess Corinne, her husband, their old friend Cloverdale, and their housekeeper Kitty. The evening ends in social disaster when Corinne storms off to
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Susan
Aug 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-england
Harvey Tuke, "the rudest man in the Department of Public Prosections," goes to a dinner party at the home of one of his wife's acquaintances. That's where he first hears the story of the Hyde Park ghost, who appeared to the former owner of the house after her son was lost at sea during World War II. The hostess, who had been engaged to the dead man, rushes off in a huff after drinking too much, and is not seen again until she's found drowned near one of the ghost's appearances. Well, the DPP doe ...more
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