I'll be curious to hear what you think of good ol' Cortland Fitzsimmons who I think was the first writer to use professional ice hockey in a murder mystery (CRIMSON ICE). I have only read RED RHAPSODY which doesn't feature Ethel Thomas, his senior sleuth, as does the one you have pictured above. But after one book I have sworn off Fitzsimmons for life!You're ammassing an impressive collection of Crime Club books. I never seem to find any in such good condition as those you stumble upon. More and more I'm thinking of moving to Canada. ;^)I have the CVC MURDERS but have never read it. Surprised? And DEAD MAN INSIDE is another I own, but one I'm reluctant to read after too many unfavorable reviews I've encountered.
I bought Mystery at Hidden Harbor because it was inexpensive (and somewhat scarce). It arrived the same day that a negative review of an Ethel Thomas mystery appeared on Mystery*File so I'm hoping that it wasn't an omen. I moved one of his sports mysteries (this one involving football) onto my tbr pile last week...Not so much stumbling on my books locally as I have been ordering online. I do much better with vintage paperbacks at the shops and sales here (knock on wood!)Of course if you move to Canada I'll let you rummage through my bookshelves ;)