'The Penguin Pool Murder' (1931)
- THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER. By Stuart Palmer.
Brentano. 1931. $2.00
"Around those circumstances, and around a hat and a
hat-pin and a hatful of other clues, Palmer fashions a
plot that's old-fashioned in its complexity and yet fresh
in its pure ingenuity."
-- Mike, 'Only Detect'
From 'The Outlook,' September 2, 1931, "Behind the
Blurbs," by Walter R. Brooks:
"When, in 'The Penguin Pool Murder', a dead man
suddenly appeared in one of the tanks at the New
York Aquarium, and was recognized through the
glass by his wife, who was present with a boy friend,
Inspector Piper felt that no further explanation was
necessary. But Miss Withers, who was showing her
class the wonders of the deep in that well-known
institution at the time, thought differently. So she got
a substitute to teach her class while she solved the
mystery -- and a very good job she made of it.
Ingenious, and no more incredible than most."
"This is a low-key introduction to one of the genre's
more likable investigative pairs."
-- Ellen Nehr and Marcia Muller, 'Mystery*File Blog'
"Red herrings, not penguins, abound."
-- Rue Morgue Press
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