This is a short book about murder stories.
Most of the stories are quite brief and superficially exploited. The story I liked best was the last one about a Miss Pettigrew, a librarian who was killed in the library. People found her very peculiar as she turned men’s dates down, and even when she went once with her younger colleagues, she acted quite prudish. The secret Miss Pettigrew had was that she was a transexual, and the cleaner who she seemed to have a friendly relationship with discovered the fact after her grandchild was getting private tuition from Pettigrew. The cleaner killed her because she thought she was corrupting her grandchild, and she used the hoover hose which she then kept in her cleaning cupboard.