So, in hopes you too will get a grin out of these, please enjoy a selection of chapter titles from Anthony Berkeley's 1929 The Layton Court Mystery.
Not to leave you entirely in the dark, please allow me to produce a sampling of some quotes from within these pages:
pg 31 But Roger had other things to do that dancing attendance attendance upon fainting and hysterical ladies.
pg 80 In spite of himself he shivered slightly. "Ugh, you ghoulish brute!" he exclaimed.
pg 169 "Oh, no!" Alec groaned. "Tea!"
pg 167 "My God!" Alec shouted suddenly. "That isn't a cow; it's a bull! Run like hell!"
Luckily for us, the book has not gone out of print. In fact, there is a reprint still going strong right now. Goody!!!