||The White Priory Murders
Book 156 (1942)
Place: London and the famous old house, White Priory, nearby.
Main Characters: MARCIA TAIT, glamorous film star who has broken her Hollywood
contract to open in a London play, "The Private Life of Charles II"; the
eccentric MAURICE BOHUN, author of the play, and master of White Priory; JOHN BOHUN, his
brother, in love with Marcia Tait; EMERY (publicity) and RAINGER (production) who have
rushed after Marcia Tait from Hollywood - trying to persuade her to return; mouthy old
LORD CANIFEST, backer of the play, and his subdued daughter, LOUISE; the lovely niece of
the Bohuns, KATHERINE BOHUN; young JAMES BENNETT, American, and nephew of SIR HENRY
MERRIVALE - that obese, sleepy old bear whom CHIEF INSPECTOR MASTERS routed out of his
lair in whitehall to solve that baffling mystery.