H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore,
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd And 84th Sts.),
New York, New York 10028
(212) 517-7292, Fax (212) 517-7197;
is here, the leaves are falling, there is a chill in the air.
It is a good time to get cozy indoors with a good mystery. Such
a book is Case For Three Detectives by Leo Bruce. The hostess
of a weekend house party is murdered in her locked bedroom.
The facts of the case are challenging enough to attract the attention
of three gifted amateur sleuths as well as the police. And what
colorful characters these detectives and the police sergeant are.
Lord Simon Plimsoll, Amer Picon and Monsignor Smith may bring
to mind some other celebrated fictional sleuths, possibly, Lord
Peter Wimsey, Hercule Poirot and Father Brown. As for Sergeant
Beef, he is a solid, smart country constable well versed in the
observation of blood stains. Their creator, Rupert Croft-Cooke
(Leo Bruce) led quite a colorful life himself as a teacher, bookseller
traveling with gypsies and living in Tangiers for thirteen years.
Born in Kent, England in 1903, he published 126 books between
1922 and 1977, two years before his death. He published novels,
plays, poems, cookbooks and works on darts and gypsies as well
as mysteries featuring Sergeant Beef and Carolus Deane. The four
different approaches to uncovering the mystery in Case For
Three Detectives will keep the reader engrossed to the last
This time of year is also a good time to start shopping for the
holidays. Here at Logos all purchases of the books in the store
will be 10 % off retail price. Logos also offers a discount club
that one can join for free. The club works this way: after the
first $100 spent there is a 20% off discount on all books purchased
in the store and 10% off any card, gift or music purchase in the
store. After $200 has been spent there is a 30% off discount on
all books in the store and 20% off any card, gift or music purchase
in the store. When $300 has been spent the process, outlined above,
starts again. There is also a discount coupon available in the
Verizon Yorkville Community Yellow Pages.
Transit: #4, #5, #6 Lexington Avenue Subway to 86th St. M15 Bus
(First & Second Aves.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M86 Bus (86th
St.), M79 Bus (79th St.)
Events At Logos:
Every Monday at 3:30 P.M. Children’s Story time with Rikki
Wednesday, November 6th at 7 P.M., Kill Your TV (KYTV)
Reading Group will discuss The Comedians by Graham Greene
Wednesday, December 4 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss
The Last of The Wine by Mary Renault and Case For Three
Detectives by Leo Bruce (Academy Chicago Publishers, $10.95.)#
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