Title: The Perfect Murder
Author: Various, Compiled by Ruskin Bond
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Compendium, Short Stories
This is a compilation of eight whodunits from various authors around the world. An intriguing collection of mysteries – some are good, some are disappointing. Some have the buildup but no real conclusion!
#1 The Perfect Murder – by Stacy Aumonier
Two brothers plan a murder to get an inheritance. One is the executor, the other is racked by guilt and then there is a surprising turn of events!
#2 The Red headed League – by Arthur Conan Doyle
Featuring Sherlock Holmes, as he attempts to resolve a mystery of a man who wants to understand why the job he had got for his red head has suddenly disappeared. In the process unveiling something far more sinister!
#3: He Said It With Arsenic – by Ruskin Bond
The author, after his first major success, gets a visit from his long-lost uncle who had spent time in jail for a double murder via arsenic poisoning. And then has a decision to make!
#4: The Interruption – by W. W. Jacobs
A man gets his inheritance through a well-disguised murder. Then becomes a target of blackmail, till he attempts to turn the tables on the blackmailer.
#5 When Al Capone was Ambushed – Jack Bilbo
Jack Bilbo is hired as a bodyguard by Al Capone. The story is an extract of his action-packed first day at the job.
#6 The Lodger – Marie Belloc Lowndes
An old couple get a mysterious lodger on rent at their place. Meanwhile there is a series of murders happening in the city.
#7 The Duel – Wilkie Collins
A trip across the channel to France brings with it, its own adventures including a duel with pistols!
#8 The Cask of Amontillado – Edgar Allan Poe
A wine tasting expedition leads to a chilling end.
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