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Book Review – ‘Somebody At The Door’ by Raymond Postgate

THE BOOK In the winter of 1942, England lies cold and dark in the wartime blackout. One bleak evening, Councillor Grayling steps off the 6.12 from Euston, carrying £120 in cash, and oblivious to the fate that awaits him in the snow-covered suburbs. Inspector Holly draws up a list of Grayling’s fellow passengers: his distrusted… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Somebody At The Door’ by Raymond Postgate

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Book Review – ‘Portrait of a Murderer’ by Anne Meredith

THE BOOK Each December, Adrian Gray invites his extended family to stay at his lonely house, Kings Poplars. None of Gray’s six surviving children is fond of him; several have cause to wish him dead. The family gathers on Christmas Eve – and by the following morning, their wish has been granted. This fascinating and… Continue reading Book Review – ‘Portrait of a Murderer’ by Anne Meredith

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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

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Blog Tour – ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ Guest Post 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

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Review – ‘The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books’ 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