Happy Friday everyone! I just wanted to share with you this lovely e-mail I had a couple of weeks ago from a lady telling me how much she enjoys my reviews for The British Library Crime Classics. Readers of this blog will know I’m not shy about my love for these Golden Age crime reads… Continue reading Review Appreciation!
THE BOOK A man is forbidden to uncover the secret of the tower in a fairy-tale castle by the Rhine. A headless corpse is found in a secret garden in Paris – belonging to the city’s chief of police. And a drowned man is fished from the sea off the Italian Riviera, leaving the carabinieri… Continue reading Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards
THE BOOK Prince’s College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master’s daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman. One fine morning she sets out for Suffolk to join her cousin Lord Wellende for a few days’ hunting. On the way Prudence encounters… Continue reading Review – ‘The Incredible Crime’ by Lois Austen-Leigh
THE BOOK Locked-room mysteries and other impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the ‘golden age of murder’ between the two world wars. But the tradition goes back… Continue reading Review – ‘Miraculous Mysteries’ edited by Martin Edwards
This month I’ve managed eight reads and I’ve reached my monthly goals of one read that I’ve had over six months (‘The Harvest Man’) one book from the British Library Crime Classics series (‘Family Matters’) and three to four books for review. It’s been another great month of reading for me and I’m looking… Continue reading March Reads
THE BOOK Robert Arthur Kewdingham is an eccentric failure of a man. In middle age he retreats into a private world, hunting for Roman artefacts and devoting himself to bizarre mystical beliefs. Robert’s wife, Bertha, feels that there are few things more dreadful than a husband who will persist in making a fool of himself… Continue reading Review – ‘Family Matters’ by Anthony Rolls
My Bookish Week is a day late, I was having one of those fed up days yesterday so I thought I would leave my round up till today. Finally I have managed to catch up on my reviews – yippeeee! I must learn to read a book, then do the review, then start a… Continue reading My Bookish Week – 6th March – 12th March