Category Archives: In the dock

Landscape with Corpse (1955) by Delano Ames

I’ve reviewed Ames’s work a lot this year, 6 times in fact and some of you may have been relieved when my progress was halted due to a dearth of reasonably priced copies for later books in the Jane and … Continue reading

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The Running Woman (1966) by Patricia Carlon

Today’s read is from an Australian suspense writer that I came across only recently in Christopher Fowler’s The Book of Forgotten Authors (2017). Our female protagonist, Gabriel, rapidly ends up in one heck of a pickle after a girl is … Continue reading

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Police at the Funeral (1931) by Margery Allingham

Today’s read is the 2nd Allingham novel, which was bestowed upon me by a friend and since I actually enjoyed the other one much more than I thought I would, I decided to dive into this one and see how … Continue reading

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Locked Doors (1932) by Mary Roberts Rinehart

Short read and review from me today and another adventure featuring Nurse Hilda Adams. This time she is called into an unusual case by her police acquaintance Inspector Patton, taking over from another nurse who after 4 days of replacing … Continue reading

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Somebody at the Door (1943) by Raymond Postgate

Source: Review Copy (British Library Crime Classics) Postgate’s reputation as a writer strongly rests on another novel of his, The Verdict of Twelve (1940), a trial based mystery which I really enjoyed when I read it a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Enter Murderers (1960) by Henry Slesar

Can’t remember how I came across this title, but its cynical and dark humour, combined with its unconventional plot intrigued me and the opening sentence delivers on both fronts: ‘Temperature: 89. Humidity: 86. Forecast: Continued hot, with possible thunderstorms, passions, … Continue reading

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All the World’s a Stage (2017) by Boris Akunin

Source: Review Copy (Weidnfeld & Nicolson) Regular readers of the blog will know that an author I often recommend to people is Boris Akunin. I came across his work a number of years ago, taking a chance on his first … Continue reading

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601st Blogging Milestone Reached!

So, yeah, this was supposed to be my 600th post, but unfortunately my zeal to sign up for Bev’s latest 2018 reading challenge meant I forgot I was supposed to post this post first. Oops! So instead this is my … Continue reading

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Foreign Bodies (2017) ed. Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library Crime Classics) When I first heard about this title I was very excited to read this book, as I love reading mystery fiction in translation, but have found it hard to find such fiction in … Continue reading

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The Postmaster’s Daughter (1916) by Louis Tracy

Source: Review Copy (Mad Sheep) I was sufficiently intrigued by my first experience of this author yesterday, that today I have decided to delve into another of Tracy’s novels. For more information on Tracy and his characters you can read … Continue reading

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