This book contains S. S. Van Dine’s 1926 mystery novel, "The Benson Murder Case". When a baffling murder case piques the interest of New York dilettante Philo Vance, he offers his assistance to the police, and his friend - District Attorney Markham. After reconstructing the crime, Vance is able to determine the murderer’s height and, together with Markham, sets of to investigate the victim's love interests and business associates. A thrilling and masterful mystery novel, "The Benson Murder Case" will appeal to lovers of detective and mystery fiction, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Van Dine’s work. The chapters of this book include: “Philo Vance at home”, “At The Scene of the Crime”, “A Lady’s Handbag”, “The Housekeeper’s Story”, “Gathering Information”, “Vance Offers an Interview”, “Vance Accepts a Challenge”, “The Height of the Murderer”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.