CADs 73: What’s in store this issue?

It feels like it was only yesterday that CADs 72 was landing on my doormat, but today issue 73 has arrived!

CADs 73

Aside from my own rant (well thought out points) about Miss Pym in Tey’s Miss Pym Disposes (1946), this issue seems to be crammed full of Golden Age and classic detective fiction goodies. It’s hard to know where to start!

To begin with there is Tony Medawar on crime clubs (fictional or otherwise), followed by Philip Scowcroft on Eden Phillpotts (an author I have yet to try) and Part 2 of Scott K. Ratner’s look at the issue of fair play in detective fiction. Martin Edwards has also contributed a piece on the work of Basil Thompson, who has had his work reprinted by the Dean Street Press this year. New to CADs is Stefano Serafini who examines the rules in Golden Age detective fiction, honing in on Agatha Christie and John Dickson Carr. Sherlock Holmes is also the focus of two pieces in this issue with Liz Gilbey writing about the phenomena which is the BBC series Sherlock and Helen Szamuely examines the figure of Irene Adler.

There is also a plethora of reviews on books old and new which is probably bad news for my TBR pile.

If you don’t already subscribe to this magazine but it sounds like your cup of tea email the editor, Geoff Bradley at to get your hands on the latest issue.



    • They’re only hard copies I think, but it is available to people outside of the UK as well. There’s usually a lot of pieces on GAD fiction but more modern authors are also written about and it isn’t just UK or USA authors looked at as in the two most recent issues there have been pieces looking at Japanese crime fiction.


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