|The Department of
First PB: Bestseller 34 (1942)
First complete PB: Editions for the Armed Services 1069 (1946)
Colonel March, with his mottled face and keen blue eyes and a stubby pipe jutting out from under his gray moustache, ruled supreme over D-3, the department at Scotland Yard that dealt with queer complaints and queerer people.
Here in one volume are eleven of the strangest cases that were ever turned over to D-3 for solution. They include the case of a murder done by a pair of gloves, the crime in a room which disappeared, the thousands of dollars that vanished in front of the secretary's eyes, the corpse who tells his own story, etc.