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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).

The Left Leg (1940) by Alice Tilton

I was very excited when I saw this book on Bev Hankins prize list of books, in a Dell Mapback edition no less! Having won her Follow the Clues Challenge last year, I had a great deal of fun choosing … Continue reading

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What’s inside CADs Issue 77?

It’s always a good day when the next issue of CADs lands on my doorstep and this issue is no different, it’s hard to know where to start first, as there are so many intriguing sounding articles: Fans of John … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: 100 Greatest Literary Detectives

I just saw online today the cover and the release date for: 100 Greatest Literary Detectives ed. by Eric Sandberg. This is especially exciting news as I was lucky enough to be able to contribute to this work, writing a … Continue reading

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Poirot and Me (2013) by David Suchet

This is another book that I borrowed off my sister quite a long time ago (whoops!) In what may seem like a scandalous confession, my first impressions of Christie and Poirot came from the series which Suchet starred in. It … Continue reading

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The Missing Bronte (1983) by Robert Barnard

This is a book which I borrowed from my sister, quite a while ago, but have at last finally got around to reading it. I’ve known of Barnard for some time, but I’ve never tried any of his work before … Continue reading

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Friday’s Forgotten Book: Third Party Risk (1953) by Nicolas Bentley

You could say that today’s author is one who was definitely overshadowed by his father, E. C. Bentley, who is more famously known for having written Trent’s Last Case (1913), a book which once again shows me running against the … Continue reading

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The Black Rustle (1943) by Constance and Gwenyth Little

Whilst this book has the familiar trope of containing a weekend party at a country abode, comprised of relatives and family friends, the Littles still provide their own wonderfully bizarre twists. Of course there is lots of tension and bitterness … Continue reading

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Beat Not the Bones (1952) by Charlotte Jay

This was Xavier’s Lechard second recommendation to me earlier this year, you can read about his first recommendation here. Although this title comes from Shakespeare’s Love Labour’s Lost, this book is set in Marapai in New Guinea and was written … Continue reading

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A Dram of Poison (1956) by Charlotte Armstrong

This book was recommended to me a few weeks ago by Xavier Lechard, a keen contributor to the Facebook GAD group and also the writer of the blog At the Villa Rose and for once I actually remembered the recommendation … Continue reading

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The Sunken Sailor (1961) by Patricia Moyes

Source: Review Copy (Felony and Mayhem) Having thoroughly enjoyed my first Moyes read this year, I have come back for more and it was interesting to read at the start of the book a bit more about Moyes’ life. I’m … Continue reading

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