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
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!
May has been a pretty rubbish month for me book-wise. I’ve struggled to write reviews and struggled to keep up with the blog world. There’s no particular reason behind this, it’s just kind of happened. With Leo now 8 months old, he is getting more active and needs to watched at all times! So… Continue reading May – My Bookish Month
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
Where on Earth is this year going?? How are we into May already?? April has been a pretty good reading month for me. And a good reviewing month, at one point I was bang up to date on the reviews I had to write – obviously that didn’t last very long! Here’s what… Continue reading April Reads