Eight stories from 1938,54,76,79,80,84,85,86. Favorites:
“The Mahogany Wardrobe” (1985) – John H.Dirckx – Mrs.Byers runs a boarding house. Her latest tenant is found murdered in the yard on her first night. She’s suspicious that her nephew Arthur may have had something to do with it. He returned from the war with a bayonet as a souvenir. It has red stains on it so she hides it. She doesn’t tell him. Then another roomer dies.
“The Plum Point Ladies” (1976) – Henry T.Parry – In a small town being taken over by tourists a leading citizen is found murdered. Local resident Laura has a friend coming for a visit. They turn amateur detectives to find out who dun it.
“Sanctuary” (1954) – A man with a bullet wound is discovered near a church. He says “sanctuary” and something that sounds like “jewels” before expiring. He was found by Miss Jane Marple’s Godchild. Of course Miss Marple gets involved.
Other authors: P.D.James, Christianna Brand, Melba Marlett, Ruth Rendell, and Elizabeth Goudge.