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The Seven Dials Mystery (1929)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312979770, Mass Market Paperback)
Reclusive tycoon Sir Oswald Coote and his melancholy wife, Lady Coote, have hit upon the ideal plan to spice up their quiet lives. They'll host a lavish weekend party at Chimneys. their isolated estate, and invite only "bright young things." But the festive mood is clouded by doom. A practical joke involving seven clocks and a sleeping guest has ended in accidental death--and cause for alarm. For the guests may not be all that they appear. And as whispers of a strange club called Seven Dials echo through the halls of Chimneys, all hands will be pointing to murder...
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When a practical joke played on Gerry Wade involving alarm clocks turns out to be murder the case is taken up by Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent and Jimmy Thesiger. Trying to work out the significance of the seven clocks found at the murder scene, they come across the Seven Dials Club. However it seems that the night club is also the headquarters of a Secret Society. To track down the murderer Bundle must first decide just which side the members of the Society are on...
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