Three Plots for Asey Mayo
Phoebe Atwood Taylor
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Asey solves the Swan Boat Murder "in the best Mayo manner [and] the other two stories are just as good."-The New York Times
From the jacket:
Top-notch entertainment for mystery readers is contained in this 65,000 word volume made up of three Asey Mayo short novels, each replete with the excitement, the humor and the amusing characterisations that have distinguished all of this author's popular books about the famous Cape Cod sleuth.
In The Headacre Plot, murder is all tied up with an eccentric millionaire's hobby for wooden Indians and merry-go-round horses, which play a neat part in the solution of the killing of Colonel Head. The Wander Bird Plot concerns the girl, Cordelia, her angry uncle, and the unfortunate and very dead gentleman found in their trailer. The third of the stories takes its title The Swan Boat Plot from its locale in Boston's Public Garden, near the famed swan boats. Asey Mayo witnesses the shooting of a young photographer and is called upon to solve a case that involves Boston's glamour girl and leads him on a fine chase through Boston's old brick-bordered streets.
These stories originally appeared in the American Magazine as "The Headacre Plot," "Mystery of the Wander Bird" and "The Swan-Boat Murder."
Also by Phoebe Atwood Taylor:
Beginning with a Bash
Murder at the New York World's Fair
Punch with Care
The Cape Cod Mystery
The Iron Clew