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Three Plots for Asey Mayo
     

Three Plots for Asey Mayo

by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
 

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Top-notch entertainment for mystery readers is contained in this 65,000 word volume made up of three Asey Mayo short novels, each replete with the excitement, the humor and the amusing characterisations that have distinguished all of this author's popular books about the famous Cape Cod sleuth.

In The Headacre Plot, murder is all tied up with an eccentric

Overview

Top-notch entertainment for mystery readers is contained in this 65,000 word volume made up of three Asey Mayo short novels, each replete with the excitement, the humor and the amusing characterisations that have distinguished all of this author's popular books about the famous Cape Cod sleuth.

In The Headacre Plot, murder is all tied up with an eccentric millionaire's hobby for wooden Indians and merry-go-round horses, which play a neat part in the solution of the killing of Colonel Head. The Wander Bird Plot concerns the girl, Cordelia, her angry uncle, and the unfortunate and very dead gentleman found in their trailer. The third of the stories takes its title The Swan Boat Plot from its locale in Boston's Public Garden, near the famed swan boats. Asey Mayo witnesses the shooting of a young photographer and is called upon to solve a case that involves Boston's glamour girl and leads him on a fine chase through Boston's old brick-bordered streets.

These stories originally appeared in the American Magazine as "The Headacre Plot," "Mystery of the Wander Bird" and "The Swan-Boat Murder."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015589238
Publisher:
St. Swithin Press
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
579,289
File size:
701 KB

Meet the Author

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909 --1976) published over 30 mystery novels featuring either Asey Mayo (the Codfish Sherlock) or Leonidas Witherall (nicknamed "Bill Shakespeare" due to a more-than-passing resemblance to the Bard). Taylor lived almost her entire life in Massachusetts, giving her a familiarity with local geography and culture that is reflected in her always-charming mysteries.

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