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Book Review – ‘Uncommon Type’ by Tom Hanks

THE BOOK Tom Hanks’ first work of fiction is a collection of stories that dissects, with great affection, humour, and insight, the human condition and all its foibles. The stories are linked by one thing: in each of them, a typewriter plays a part, sometimes minor, sometimes central. Alternatingly whimsical, moving and occasionally melancholy, ‘Uncommon… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Uncommon Type’ by Tom Hanks

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Review – ‘Continental Crimes’ edited by Martin Edwards

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

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Review – ‘Miraculous Mysteries’ edited by Martin Edwards

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