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The Straw Hat Murders

(1958)
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It's tough being being Chief of Homicide when there have been four murders of piano students - all in the same studio apartment! So Huntoon Cambourne knows his job is on the line as he tries to prevent a fifth murder. He's not lacking for clues because there is a cheap straw hat found at the scene of all four murders. And then there's the matter of the killer leaving a $20 gold piece in the alms bucket of a deaf and blind mendicant down on the street near the apartment house. But how does the murderer get into the death room when the only opening is a trapdoor that's only reachable by a dangerous 7-foot leap? If you are new to Keeler, this is a terrific one to start with. Cover by Gavin L. O'Keefe, with an introduction by Francis M. Nevins.

Genre: Mystery

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February 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Straw Hat Murders
Author(s): Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Wildside Press
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July 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Straw Hat Murders
Author(s): Harry Stephen Keeler
Publisher: Ramble House
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