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Murder from the Newsdesk
Seven Crampton of the Chronicle mystery stories
By Peter Bartram
Join Colin Crampton, ace crime reporter on the Evening Chronicle in 1960s Brighton, in seven more cozy crime mysteries.
The Mystery of the African Charity: Amateur sleuth Colin discovers greed – and a murder mystery – behind what looks like a good deed.
The Mystery of the Two Suitcases: Colin interrupts a romantic Valentine’s date with girlfriend Shirley Goldsmith to unravel a case where love will find a way.
The Mystery of the Single Red Sock: Colin’s act of heroism plunges him into the hunt for one of the most violent criminals he’s ever confronted.
The Mystery at the Beauregard Hotel: Colin investigates when two guests disappear unexpectedly in this humorous crime mystery.
The Mystery of the Precious Princess: Colin finds that it’s not only a dog’s life for the canines up at the Greyhound Racing stadium.
The Mystery of the Clothes on the Beach: in another cozy crime story, a local fisherman helps Colin land a surprising catch.
The Mystery of the Phantom Santa: Colin uncovers more than he bargained for when he goes in search of a front-page crime story with a Christmas theme.
This book of cozy mystery stories will keep you smiling to the very last page.
- File Size: 1287 KB
- Print Length: 71 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Bartram Partnership (April 25, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01ETJPIDG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- X-Ray: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
WONDERFUL SHORT STORIES
These are terrific short stories. Colin Crampton is a reporter on the Evening Chronicle in 1960’s Brighton England. He is very good at what he does and he enjoys the hunt for stories as much as he enjoys the writing.
So very British, so very whimsical and fun
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Even when there is no time for a book, time to enjoy a few pages of a short humorous detective/journalist story can be found.
Cozy without some of the issues
I liked these stories way more than I thought I would. Vintage setting in place and time, but not dated at all. Cozy without cats, sweets, sisters, witching, or that pesky problem of how you earn waiving when you spend all day running around solving mysteries. He’s a crime reporter, how perfect! And it’s a “he”, that is also refreshing. Also no goopy romance or sex scenes. I’ll read another of his.
Fun, quirky collection of short stories.
This is actually a collection of short stories that all involve the escapades of a crime correspondent on a newspaper. Readers get to follow along as Colin Crampton tells the tales of some quirky stories he has covered while doing his job. The stories are quick, fun reads and I think readers will enjoy all of them,
EHow can you laugh so hard at murder?
I haven’t enjoyed this kind of story in ages. While I don’t speak English slang of the 60’s, it was easy enough to follow, and both the delightful twists and only in England type takes were a real treat. Some are long, some shorter, all a delight.
Murder From The Newsdesk
This book was well written, and tells a variety of seven different stories. I found each story interesting, and each one told had a different type of dialogue with a variety of people and characters in them.
a good read.
Nicely developed characters. fairly straight forward story line. easy reading because of the short story format. Simple anecdotal approach for the subject.
This was okay. Few different scenarios played out ala Encyclopedia Brown for adults.