Bookish Posts · Posts 2020 · Reviews 2020

Book Review – ‘Crossed Skis’ by Carol Carnac

  THE BOOK In London’s Bloomsbury, Inspector Julian Rivers of Scotland Yard looks down at a dismal scene. Here is the victim, burnt to a crisp. Here are the clues – clues which point to a good climber and expert skier, and which lead Rivers to the piercing sunshine and sparkling snow of the Austrian… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Crossed Skis’ by Carol Carnac

Bite Sized Reviews · Bookish Posts · Posts 2019 · Reviews 2019

British Library Crime Classics – Bite Sized Reviews – ‘Fell Murder’ by ECR Lorac, ‘The Body in the Dumb River’ by George Bellairs and ‘Deep Waters’ edited by Martin Edwards

  Fell Murder by ECR Lorac Farming family, the Garths, have presided over their fertile lands for years, their acres sweeping over the Lancashire dales. Head of the family Robert Garth rules with an iron rod and it will come as no surprise to readers that he is the one that comes a-cropper, reaching a… Continue reading British Library Crime Classics – Bite Sized Reviews – ‘Fell Murder’ by ECR Lorac, ‘The Body in the Dumb River’ by George Bellairs and ‘Deep Waters’ edited by Martin Edwards

Bite Sized Reviews · Bookish Posts · Posts 2019 · Reviews 2019

British Library Crime Classics – Bite Sized Reviews – ‘Smallbone Deceased’ by Michael Gilbert, ‘Blood On The Tracks’ edited by Martin Edwards and ‘Weekend At Thrackley’ by Alan Melville.

  It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the British Library Crime Classics – I am so happy that the British Library have uncovered and reissued these gems. They are wonderful reads and have the most fantastic covers. Here are reviews for a couple that I’ve read recently! If you like a… Continue reading British Library Crime Classics – Bite Sized Reviews – ‘Smallbone Deceased’ by Michael Gilbert, ‘Blood On The Tracks’ edited by Martin Edwards and ‘Weekend At Thrackley’ by Alan Melville.

Bookish Posts · Posts 2018 · Reviews 2018

Book Review – ‘Gallows Court’ by Martin Edwards

  THE BOOK LONDON, 1930 Sooty, sulphurous, and malign: no woman should be out on a night like this. A spate of violent deaths – the details too foul to print – has horrified the capital and the smog-bound streets are deserted. But Rachel Savernake – the enigmatic daughter of a notorious hanging judge –… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Gallows Court’ by Martin Edwards

Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Book Review – ‘Seven Dead’ by J.Jefferson Farjeon

THE BOOK Ted Lyte, amateur thief, has chosen an isolated house by the coast for his first robbery. But Haven House is no ordinary country home. While hunting for silverware to steal, Ted stumbles upon a locked room containing seven dead bodies. Detective Inspector Kendall takes on the case with the help of passing yachtsman… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Seven Dead’ by J.Jefferson Farjeon

Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Book Review – ‘The Long Arm of the Law’ edited by Martin Edwards

THE BOOK In classic British crime fiction, dazzling detective work is often the province of a brilliant amateur – whereas the humble police detective cuts a hapless figure. The twelve stories collected here strike a blow for the professionals, with teasing mysteries to challenge hard-working police officers’ persistence and scrupulous attention to detail. As in… Continue reading Book Review – ‘The Long Arm of the Law’ edited by Martin Edwards

Posts 2017 · Reviews · Reviews 2017

Review – ‘The Incredible Crime’ by Lois Austen-Leigh

  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

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Review – ‘Family Matters’ by Anthony Rolls

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