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Cats and Crime: An Eclectic Exploration of the Darker Side to Cats in Early Mystery Fiction

Nowadays, cats can regularly be found in mystery fiction, often in, but by no means limited to, what is now termed ‘cosy’ crime. There are felines who assist their owners in solving crimes, such as in the Mulgray Twins’ No … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie and one of her Toughest Critics

Yesterday on the blog I shared some of my favourite snippet reviews from The Saturday Review magazine on classic crime fiction (in their feature: The Criminal Record). But eagle eyed readers may have noticed that my last post didn’t mention … Continue reading

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The Saturday Review’s Criminal Records: Some Amusing Highlights

The Saturday Review, was an American literary publication, which ran from the 1920s in to the 1980s. The reason this publication should be of interest to us classic mystery fan readers, is because of one particular feature within it: The … Continue reading

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The Bodies from the Library Conference: 2017

Yesterday I went to the third Bodies from the Library conference at the British Library and it was another great day full of interesting talks and even a Poirot lookalike. It was also great meeting up with a number of … Continue reading

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In Honour of her Birthday: Gladys Mitchell, 116 Today!

On this day 116 years ago the creator of the infamous and famous Mrs Bradley was born. I do have to admit to not being the world’s biggest fan of Gladys Mitchell. Whilst I often enjoy her settings and her … Continue reading

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The Rumble Murders (1932) by Henry Ware Eliot, Jr.

Source: Review Copy (Coachwhip) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Car Henry Ware Eliot, Jr. only contributed this one novel to the mystery genre, spending a lot of his working life as a research fellow at Peabody Museum researching Near Eastern … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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