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Text source: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200341h.html (please only read from this text!)New York dilettante Philo Vance decides to assist the police in investigating the death of another man-about-town because he finds the psychological aspects of the crime of interest and feels that they would be beyond the capacities of the police, even those of his friend District Attorney Markham. Vance investigates the circumstances under which the body was found and reconstructs the crime sufficiently to determine that the murderer is five feet, ten and a half inches in height. Together, Vance and Markham investigate Benson's business associates and romantic interests until Vance manages to pierce the murderer's alibi for the time of the murder and force a confession. Summary by Wikipedia
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Book Title: The Benson Murder Case
Author: S.S. Van Dine
Dates of birth and death of author: Born October 15, 1888. Died April 11, 1939
Date of first publication: 1926
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