One novelette and five short stories. It’s a good collection worth picking up. I found it in a pile of loose paperbacks in one of my favorite used book stores.
*”Murder Made In Moscow” (1957 Novelette)- Baynard Kendrick-It’s May Day in Moscow. A Doctor who is also with the secret police discovers the body of his brother. He’s been shot. He has microfilm containing Russian arms production figures. The Doctor takes it with him. He wants to deliver it to the West. This is a tight, clever story about living in a society where every move is watched and listened to.
“Sign Of The Thunderbolt” (1957)- Lawrence G. Blochman- Frederick Ellston is the President of the American Society for Buddhist Research. He and his daughter, a camerman, a professor and some servants are in Darjeeling before going to Tibet. Before he can leave he’s murdered. No one liked Ellston and everyone is a suspect.
“Adventure Of The Little Hangman” (1957)- August Derleth- Solar Pons is on vacation. That doesn’t stop him from solving a murder.
*”The Legation Cigar” (1957)- Carl Jacobi- A businessman in Trinidad is murdered. It’s a very clever solution.
“Lunatic’s Dictionary” (1959)-Leticia V. Ramos- A wealthy man in India wants to give the world perpetual youth.
“The Honest Fakirs” (1959)- John Jakes- A man is sent into Tibet to recover a kidnapped boy.