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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 – ‘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

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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

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Review – ‘Verdict of Twelve’ Raymond Postgate

  THE BOOK: A woman is on trial for her life, accused of murder. The twelve members of the jury each carry their own secret burden of guilt and prejudice which could affect the outcome.In this extraordinary crime novel, we follow the trial through the eyes of the jurors as they hear the evidence and… Continue reading Review – ‘Verdict of Twelve’ Raymond Postgate