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3-in-1: A Killing in the Market/The Hour Before Midnight/Send for the Saint
3-in-1 A Killing in the Market/The Hour Before Midnight/Send for the Saint Author:Leslie Charteris, Velda Johnston, John Ball A Killing in the Market by John Ball — Though the action connected with the New York Stock Exchange is not usually the background for a mystery, it provides a novel and fascinating one when it is responsible for four murders and the near ruin of several other operators. John Ball, author of Police Chief, likes to write about individuals who becom... more »e unwitting victims of the workings of the powerful institutions of our time. His characters are affected for good or evil by the pressures of the Stock Exchange and he keeps the outcome a surprise . . . one the reader may or may not agree with.
The Hour before Midnight by Velda Johnston
Velda Johnston's new novel has tension and thrills plus an intriguing bit of romantic suspense. Her heroine; a children's book illustrator, is on assignment to use Hampton Court as a background. Besides gathering interesting details about Anne Boleyn and her times for the book, she involves herself - almost fatally - in unraveling the whodunit element in the murder of a look-alike cousin.
Send for the Saint by Leslie Charteris
Here are two more of Simon Templar's intriguing cases. In the first, the Saint must find out whether someone is impersonating a Greek shipping magnate in a damaging fashion, and if so, why. "The Midas Double" proves a real puzzler. In "The Pawn Gambit" the Saint is mixed up with bureaucratic espionage, a squad of ex-army mercenary killers, diamonds, women and revenge . . . , more or less in that order.« less