Penguin Pool Murder
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Penguin Pool Murder
Edna May Oliver makes the first of three appearances as Hildegarde Withers, the schoolteacher/sleuth created by mystery writer Stuart Palmer. While conducting her students on a tour of the Battery Park Aquarium, Hildegarde spots a dead body in the penguin pool. Police inspector Piper (James Gleason) believes it's an open-and-shut case when he collars the faithless wife (Mae Clarke) of the victim, but Hildegarde suspects there's more to the case than meets the eye. Detective and teacher mellow from antagonists to friends in the course of the investigation, the denouement of which… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The mystery that follows is good enough without being particularly dazzling, but that's less the selling point than the clever characters, the unusual leads, and the bright dialogue."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Most engaging crime detective narrative."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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