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  • Series: Hildegarde Withers Mysteries
  • Paperback: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Rue Morgue Press (December 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781601870636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601870636
  • ASIN: 1601870639
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,528 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lindapanzo on November 12, 2013
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This is the second Hildegarde Withers/Inspector Piper mystery, now back in print again.

This clever little mystery, written in 1932, involves the murder, by hanging, of a twin brother while in a car on Fifth Avenue in New York City during rush hour. A cabbie saw the victim fly up and out of the car backwards and then the driverless car crashed.

The schoolteacher (Miss Withers) and the police inspector (Inspector Piper) take their own approaches to solving the case.

It's short (159 pages) and plot-driven. I love this series but wish that more of them were back in print. Yes, they're dated but they're still as enjoyable as ever.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss Ivonne on June 10, 2013
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Murder on Wheels, Stuart Palmer's second novel in the Hildegarde Withers series, doesn't rank as highly as the first, The Penguin Pool Murder (Hildegarde Withers Mysteries), but it's still plenty good. Don't be fooled by the red herring in Chapters 3 and 4; it will take the savvy Miss Withers to deduce the murderer in Murder on Wheels.

Published in 1932, Palmer's novel still reads as fresh in the Great Recession as in the Great Depression. Astute detective work combines with witty dialogue and great scenes from a gentler New York City to make this a wonderful read. As a native New Yorker, I was bemused at this Manhattan of 80 years ago, when police inspectors didn't bother with pistols, cabbies reported crimes, and middle-aged schoolteachers thought nothing of tramping through the city after dark on their own.

In Murder on Wheels, 39-year-old Miss Withers, as formidable at sleuthing as she is at keeping her third-grade class of hooligans at Jefferson School polite and on task, joins her beau, the cigar-chomping Inspector Oscar Piper in an investigation; they're looking into the death of a man thrown from a Chrysler roadster on Forty-second Street near Fifth Avenue and killed -- but not in an automobile fatality. The man, identified as Lawrence "Laurie" Stait, died at the end of a noose, as if he'd hanged himself. Withers and Piper immediately sense that it's not suicide but murder, and they look hard at Laurie's identical twin Lew, his domineering grandmother, his dithering Aunt Abbie, his milquetoast cousin Hubert, a possible love interest named Dana, and a saucy upstairs maid, Gretchen Gilbert, who clearly knows more than she's telling.
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By Helen Joy Dhar on December 13, 2013
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All of Stuart Palmer's Ms. Hildegarde Withers mystery books are fantastic! It is very hard to put the books down!
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Very well written mystery. I've enjoyed reading the Hildegarde Withers mysteries--I've read three so far and plan on reading more. This one was a bit predictable, but other than that it's a good book to take on vacation.
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One of my favorite series... fun and who doesn't love Hildegrade?
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