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The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony…

The Silk Stocking Murders (1928)

by Anthony Berkeley

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An entertaining mystery ruined by anti-Semitism. ( )
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Gentleman sleuth and novelist Roger Sheringham would not have ordinarily been curious about the suicide of chorus girl Miss Unity Ransome. However, when he receives a cry for help from a country parson attempting to trace his missing daughter, Sheringham finds himself involved. And when three other young women are found hanged dead, by silk stockings, Sheringham realizes that what he is investigating is actually murder.


When the daughter of a country parson goes missing in London, Roger Sheringham receives a letter from her father pleading for help. As the amateur sleuth investigates, he discovers that the girl is already dead, found hanging from a door by her own silk stocking. It is presumed suicide, but when more young women are found dead in the same manner, questions arise. Was it merely copycat suicide, or will the case lead Sheringham into a maze of murder?

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