Author Archives: armchairreviewer

About armchairreviewer

Qualified English teacher, with a passion for literature and crime fiction. On a random note I also own pygmy goats and chickens with afros (it doesn't get any cooler than that).

3 Days Left! Win a Copy of Mark Aldridge’s Agatha Christie on Screen

So last Saturday I set in motion a competition which gives you the chance to win a copy of Mark Aldridge’s great book, Agatha Christie on Screen. So if this sounds right up your street or you know a friend … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1949) by Kathleen Moore Knight

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Spooky House/Mansion Kathleen Moore Knight is an American mystery writer who I chanced upon while looking for mystery fiction with weird and wonderful titles for a post I did a while back. She wrote quite … Continue reading

Posted in In the dock | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Win a Copy of Mark Aldridge’s Agatha Christie on Screen!

Earlier this week I reviewed Mark Aldridge’s Agatha Christie on Screen (2016), a definite must for all fans of Christie adaptations. Since I ended up with a spare copy of this book I decided to host a giveaway for it … Continue reading

Posted in Giveaways | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Spot The Difference: Agatha Christie – The Answers

Last week I did something new on the blog and set a spot the difference challenge, involving an Agatha Christie cover. Apologies for all the headaches and eye strain incurred. Despite this though the puzzle seemed to go down well … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Murder in Trinidad (1934) by J. W. Vandercook

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Boat Vandercook is an author who is new to me. He was London born, but went to live in New York when he was a child. He started out as an actor but then went … Continue reading

Posted in In the dock | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Agatha Christie on Screen (2016) by Mark Aldridge

This has been a book I have been dipping into over the past few months and for anyone who is interested in film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work then this is certainly the book to buy. It covers … Continue reading

Posted in In the dock | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Family Matters (1933) by Anthony Rolls

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Tree Source: Review Copy (British Library) My first experience with Rolls’ was not the best, but I am definitely glad that I decided to give him another go. The plot of Family Matters showcases Rolls’ … Continue reading

Posted in In the dock | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Agatha Christie Spot the Difference

Ever keen to try something new on the blog I have had a go at making a spot the difference challenge, using the cover designed by Tom Adams for Dead Man’s Folly. The differences might be additions, omissions or alterations. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 21 Comments

Busman’s Honeymoon (1937) by Dorothy L Sayers

This is my second entry for Rich’s monthly Crimes of the Century challenge, which he hosts at his blog Past Offences. This is a book I have been keen to re-read since last month when I talked about it for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 14 Comments

Tenant for Death (1937) by Cyril Hare

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Shadowy Figure Rich at his blog Past Offences runs a monthly Crimes of the Century Challenge and this month’s chosen year is 1937, so I decided to review Cyril Hare’s first Inspector Mallett novel, Tenant … Continue reading

Posted in In the dock | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments