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Murder In The Basement(1932)
(The seventh book in the Roger Sheringham series)
A novel by Anthony Berkeley
'Don't come down, Molly. There - there's something pretty beastly here. I must get a policeman.' When Reginald and Molly Dane return from their honeymoon to a new house they are curious to explore the cellar. Reginald notices a corner where the bricks have been inexpertly put back to cover a hole dug in the floor. Convinced he will find treasure he takes a pickaxe to it - but discovers a body of a woman in a shallow grave, not treasure in a chest. Chief Inspector Moresby and gentleman sleuth Roger Sheringham are soon on the case. What was the vicitm's identity? Why was she shot through the back of the head and why was she buried naked except for a pair of gloves?
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