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  1. 'Squire' Wendover is a member of a sweepstake syndicate with eight other friends and acquaintances. One man dies which causes legal arguments about whether or not his share of the winnings should be distributed between the rest or become part of his estate. Then another member dies in what may or not have been an accident.Sir Clinton Driffield starts to worry about his friend's safety and becomes involved in the case. I really enjoyed the way the evidence is assembled - especially the duplicatio [...]

  2. Not quite ChristieNine men (fewer would have allowed better character. development) create a betting syndicate which may or may not constitute a tontine (it is contested). Alas, the members begin to suffer fatal accidents. The action is set in the gentile interwar Britain imagined by writers of fiction. For the modern reader, the the antiquated social snobbery, bizarre relations between the sexes and absurd notions of honor are by turn amusing and annoying The resolution relies on science and it [...]

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