'No Man's Street' (1954) + 3 Others
- 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
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-
- 'The Saturday Review,' December 17, 1955, "The
Criminal Record," by Sergeant Cuff
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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
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
"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
"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'
GAD Wiki: http://tinyurl.com/cupf6on