Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer. Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A beautiful debutante trapped in a house of hate...A glamorous stage star keeping a tryst with a "dead" man...A corpse walking upstairs to commit suicide...A wounded dog that knew the solution to the most baffling mystery ever tackled by the most fascinating sleuth since Sherlock Holmes!
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Did You Know?
The 1940 movie "Calling Philo Vance" used the exact same plot as "Kennel Murder Case," down to the name Archer Coe and his brother Brisbane. See more
The desk Sergeant taking the call at the station house about Archer Coe is wearing stripes, but has a patrolman's badge on. The Sergeant's badge is a different shape and larger. See more
Dist. Atty. Markham
Haven't you got any ideas, Vance?
Markham, it's a maze of conflicting clues. Any one of seven people might have done it.
Detective Sgt. Heath
We couldn't convict seven people, Mr. Vance.
You couldn't convict one with the evidence you've got.
Followed by Calling Philo Vance