THE BOOK Welworth Garden City in the 1940s is a forward-thinking town where free spirits find a home – vegetarians, socialists, and an array of exotic religious groups. Chief among these are the Children of Osiris, led by the eccentric High Prophet, Eustace K. Mildmann. The cult is a seething hotbed of petty resentment,… Continue reading Review – ‘Death Makes A Prophet’ by John Bude
Readers of this blog will know I am a huge fan of The British Library Crime Classics series – mystery crime tales at their best and with stunning covers to match so when Martin asked if I would host a guest post for his blog tour I jumped at the chance! It’s my first blog… Continue reading Blog Tour – ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ Guest Post by Martin Edwards
I’m on the blog tour for ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ on Thursday and wanted to share my review beforehand so here it is! THE BOOK The main aim of detective stories is to entertain, but the best cast a light on human behaviour, and display both literary ambition and accomplishment.… Continue reading Review – ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ by Martin Edwards
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