Best of
Mystery

1967

The First 3 Miss Marple Mysteries: The Murder at the Vicarage / The Body in the Library / The Moving Finger


Agatha Christie - 1967
    Mary Mead, where under the seemingly peaceful exterior of an English country village lurks intrigue, guilt, deception and death.Colonel Protheroe, local magistrate and overbearing land-owner is the most detested man in the village. Everyone--even in the vicar--wishes he were dead. And very soon he is--shot in the head in the vicar's own study. Faced with a surfeit of suspects, only the inscrutable Miss Marple can unravel the tangled web of clues that will lead to the unmasking of the killer.

Mystery of the Witches' Bridge


Barbee Oliver Carleton - 1967
    Can he escape the terror that hangs over Witches' Bridge? That night, Dan sees a weird light, flickering out on the marsh. "D-A-N,"the light spells out in code. "DAN PRIDE..."

Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds


Holly Beth Walker - 1967
    A whole day ahead. Anything might happen, said Mr. Wilson. "Anything!" Meg repeated his words as she pedaled down the tree-lined drive of her home. Almost immediately things did happen. That morning Meg heard that Mrs. Partlow's Holly House had been broken into, and that very afternoon, her garden party was ruined by the appearance of Mrs. Glynn and her poodles. Then just when the guests were calm, they found that the Partlow diamonds were missing! Meg and her friend Kerry Carmody had many questions. What was Kerry's little cousin Cissie doing at Mrs. Partlow's party? Why did Mrs. Glynn decide to give Meg the collar? And most important to Meg, where was Thunder? When you are Margaret Ashley Duncan and can sense a mystery almost before it's begun, and you have a whole day ahead of you, almost anything can happen -- and does -- in Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds.

Friday's Tunnel


John Verney - 1967
    The action is fast-paced, spine-tingling and riotous as our intrepid duo follow a trail that leads them right back to where it all began - to Friday's tunnel - in the Callendar back yard.

Secret Agents Four


Donald J. Sobol - 1967
    Instead of perfecting a few of Orv's earthshaking inventions (some of which even worked, sometimes), who would have pictured their joining forces with the good guys, Mongoose, in a heroic attempt to foil Cobra's latest nefarious plot? It is not long before V.A.C.U.U.M. (Volunteer Agents Crusading Unsteadily Under Mongoose) is officially born. Add one "Beautiful Assistant Gangbuster," Mary Evans (full title, V.A.C.U.U.M. B.A.G.), a modest fleet of vintage cars and a World War I De Havilland and the fun is about to begin. Donald J. Sobol, author of the popular Encyclopedia Brown books, tickles his reader's curiosity (and funny bone) in this hilarious tale of friendship, ingenuity, and smashing achievement.

Missing Melinda


Jacqueline Jackson - 1967
    They promptly took her on an exploring expedition to the park, where, while the girls climbed a tree, Melinda disappeared.Where had Melinda gone? Had she been stolen by a deliberate thief or merely picked up by some passing child who wanted a toy? Was the gray-haired lady with the shopping bag involved? Or perhaps the curious old man with the crinkly eyes? How could the twins possibly find her again in a town they didn't know among people they had never met?With "cold fingers of dread clutching at their hearts" Cordelia and Ophelia begin their sleuthing into sometimes preposterous and sometimes dangerous corners. Here is a literate and hilarious mystery-adventure told by a skilled author.

A Most Contagious Game


Catherine Aird - 1967
    The skeleton appears to be more than a 150 years old, so the local police leave it to the homeowner to solve the mystery. The police are much more interested in solving a local, modern murder. Somehow the two deaths are connected. First published in 1967, this is Aird's only non-Inspector Sloan mystery and a complete triumph.

Mystery on Nine Mile Marsh


Mary C. Jane - 1967
    What is that very strange noise over on the island? Crossing the marsh to get there, the children make a wonderful discoveryand find a difficult mystery to crack.