Unholy Dying

Unholy Dying When Ian Porter a notorious fraud is found murdered at a convention of geneticists Professor John Stubbs is determined to find the killer and prove his own innocence

  • Title: Unholy Dying
  • Author: R.T. Campbell Ruthven Todd
  • ISBN: 9780486249773
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Ian Porter, a notorious fraud, is found murdered at a convention of geneticists, Professor John Stubbs is determined to find the killer and prove his own innocence.

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  • This was a good solid read! I enjoyed the banter between characters and the descriptions of sounds. Dr. Stubbs is a great, fun character. Always messy, very large, always filling his pipe, putting away more beer than you would think a man could and still walk! Best of all he was always carrying around a detective novel in his pocket. John Dickson Carr was the one he was reading in this book, Edgar Wallace got a mention too.Dr. Stubbs had always wanted to have a chance to try his hand at detectin [...]


  • This is a neat little mystery, tightly written and with fairly well-developed characters. (I went in completely blind, thinking maybe this was a horror story.)The detective is a dilettante scientist named Stubbs and the primary narrator is his nephew Andrew Blake. (In part two of this three part book, the narration switches to third person from first, as Blake finds himself in jail.)The murder takes place at a genetics conference, at a time when genetics was a fairly new field, and the narrator [...]


  • Unholy Dying is a very entertaining read, the first of ten mystery novels written by Campbell after the war, most of them featuring amateur detective Prof. John Stubbs. Campbell's mysteries are very hard to find nowadays, with the exception of Bodies in a Bookshop and Unholy Dying, which were republished by Dover Publications in the 1980s. Here is the complete list of R.T. Campbell's mystery novels:Unholy Dying (1945)Take Thee a Sharp Knife (1946)Adventure with a Goat (1946)Apollo Wore a Wig (19 [...]


  • Professor John Stubbs has always wanted to be a detective. When the most disliked man at a geneticists' conference dies, Stubbs is sure it isn't suicide, and decides to help the police. The help turns to rage when Stubbs's nephew, a journalist just at the conference to write a few articles if he can get someone to explain the topics for him, is suspected. Naturally, there's another death before there's a solution.


  • Originally published in 1945, this Oxford mystery is set in the 40's sometime. The fact that Dover republished it in 1985 was good enough recommendation for me to try it. Short (119 pages) and well written. Enough science to engage and enough unlikable people to make it interesting. Part of the Dover Mystery, Detective and Other Fiction series that I'll look into further.




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