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Authors New To Me in 2017

As the end of the year draws ever nearer, it is that time that many bloggers look back over their year’s reading and reviews, trying to decide on their favourite books or in my case simply trying to remind myself … Continue reading

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Birthday Books

A couple of days ago it was my birthday, (I’m so glad there’s a social convention of not being allowed to ask a woman their age), which of course means some new additions to my TBR pile. So I thought … 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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Reading Challenges Sign Up 2018

It is that time of year where Bev Hankins at My Reader’s Block blog entices and lures us unsuspecting and innocent bloggers (and readers in general) into joining the reading challenges she will be hosting next year. And as always … Continue reading

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The House of the Arrow (1924) by A. E. W. Mason

A. E. W. Mason (1865-1948) is one of those authors which I have known about, even read about in books and blog reviews, but never actually read – until now that is of course. Alfred Edward Woodley Mason was a … Continue reading

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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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