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Old 06-30-2019, 07:13 AM   #1064
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Does anybody know the original (or book) title of a serial by Carolyn Wells called "The Honeymoon Murder"?

I am preparing an ebook from the newspaper serial, but it is not listed in any Wells Biblio. It appears to have been written in the early or mid 1930s (there's a passing reference to the crash of 29, though not a specific one, and which appears to have occurred some three years or so ago.

The nearest I can come up with is "The Clue of the Eyelash". There are two references to a 'flickering eyelash" in the story. It is a Fleming Stone case.

The characters are Perilla Fairfax, who marries Corey Malden, a very wealthy southern gentleman from Richmond Virginia, several years her senior. He dies on their honeymoon, and not from natural causes, although the exact cause is mysterious.

Other key characters are Bob Stone, Tony Gaskell, Madame Malden, and Malcolm Lovell.

At 52,000 words, it was probably shortened up for serial publication.
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