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'No Man's Street' (1954) + 3 Others

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    NO MAN S STREET. By Beverley Nichols. Hutchinson: 1954. Dutton: 1954. $2.75 Baronet bumped; Horatio Green, scholarly eye, tells Yard how come. - Ici on parle
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      NO MAN'S STREET. By Beverley Nichols.
      Hutchinson: 1954. Dutton: 1954. $2.75

      "Baronet bumped; Horatio Green, scholarly eye,
      tells Yard how come. - 'Ici on parle francais';
      knowledge of music and German also helpful.
      - Verdict: On the ducky side."
      - 'The Saturday Review,' November 6, 1954,
      "The Criminal Record," by Sergeant Cuff
      - http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1954nov06-00063a02?View=PDFPages

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      THE MOONFLOWER MURDER. By Beverley Nichols.
      Hutchinson: 1955. Dutton: 1955. $2.75

      [a.k.a. THE MOONFLOWER]

      "Exotic blossoms key in crime which taxes wits of
      Yardman and Horatio Green, 5' 3" peeper. - Well-
      populated with many oddish members; Q&A tech-
      nique; action middling fast. - Verdict: Stock country-
      house opus."
      - 'The Saturday Review,' December 17, 1955, "The
      Criminal Record," by Sergeant Cuff
      - http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1955dec17-00040?View=PDFPages

      GAD Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/c7afqwy

      Cover: http://tinyurl.com/d6cb7ac

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      THE RICH DIE HARD. By Beverley Nichols.
      Hutchinson: 1957. Dutton: 1958.

      "The book seems to come to a sudden halt at around
      page 100 mark and looks as though the author has run
      out of ideas to continue the investigation. It is difficult
      to get through the next 100 pages as hardly anything
      worthwhile happens and everyone seems to be waiting
      for something to happen. . . . In the end, everything is
      neatly tied in and makes for a satisfactory conclusion.
      Not a masterpiece but definitely not a bad effort either."
      - Arun Kumar, GAD Wiki
      - http://tinyurl.com/btc422b

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      MURDER BY REQUEST. By Beverley Nichols.
      Hutchinson: 1960. Dutton: 1960. $2.95

      "My first Nichols detective story was Nichols' last: although
      he lived for another twenty-three years he must have known
      the tide had gone out for classic detective fiction. So this is
      the final outing for his overweight detective Horatio Green."
      - Jon, GAD Wiki
      - http://tinyurl.com/bpfmuq6

      "Horatio Green, aging English eye, attempts preservation
      of baronet who is threatened with extermination on a definite
      date. Leisurely and pleasant."
      - 'The Saturday Review,' September 24, 1960, "Criminal
      Record," by Sergeant Cuff
      - http://www.unz.org/Pub/SaturdayRev-1960sep24-00034?View=PDFPages

      "The novel has some neat twists, sober wrestling by Green
      over ethical dilemmas (e.g., would the revelation of the mur-
      derer harm more people than it would help), and terrific
      writing . . ."
      - Elizabeth Foxwell, 'The Bunburyist'
      - http://tinyurl.com/d3unhnq

      'Mystery*File': http://mysteryfile.com/blog/?p=8506

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      GAD Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/cupf6on

      Wikipedia: http://tinyurl.com/ccgt97z

      UNZ: http://www.unz.org/Author/NicholsBeverley?Col=-1
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