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Coffee and Crime: The Launch of my Vintage Mystery Book Box Subscription

Today is a very exciting day for me, as it sees the launch of my new venture: Coffee and Crime. Whilst there is nothing wrong with feeding our addiction, sorry, hobby, for vintage mysteries through bookshop and online purchases, there … Continue reading

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Coming soon to the blog…

I thought it would be nice to share with you, dear blog readers, some of the books I will be hopefully reviewing in the next few weeks. In particular I wanted to share with you some books I received from … Continue reading

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Your Favourite British Library Crime Classics: The Final Results

A few weeks ago I set in motion two rounds of voting to uncover which novels and short story c0llections from the British Library Crime Classics series are your favourites. If you’ve missed which titles were shortlisted after the first round … Continue reading

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Your Favourite British Library Crime Classics: Round 1

Last week I launched off a series of polls to find out which novels or story collections were the most popular from the British Library Crime Classics series. I decided to do split the books from the series into 5 … Continue reading

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British Library Crime Classics Series: 50th publication, Top 5 Recommendations and More…

This month will see the 50th publication in the British Library Crime Classics series, with their reprinting of Portrait of a Murderer (1934) by Anne Meredith, (penname for Lucy Beatrice Malleson, who is better known under her other penname Anthony … Continue reading

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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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