Tag Archives: 1930s Detective Fiction

The Beacon Hill Murders (1930) and The Back Bay Murders (1930) by Roger Scarlett

Source: Review Copy (Coachwhip Publications) Roger Scarlett was the penname of two women, Dorothy Blair and Evelyn Page, who wrote five mystery novels between 1930 and 1933, all set within New England and all of which were reprinted by Coachwhip … Continue reading

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Scarweather (1934) by Anthony Rolls

Source: British Library Crime Classics (Review Copy) Vintage Scavenger Hunt Item: Blue Object Rolls was the penname of C. E. Vulliamy, (the unusual surname arising due to him having an ancestor who was a Swiss clockmaker) and he certainly put … Continue reading

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Cold Blood (1952) by Leo Bruce

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Blunt Instrument This is the last novel Bruce wrote featuring his serial characters Sergeant Beef and journalist and writer Townsend, who narrates Beef’s case. One significant change though is that unlike in the other Bruce … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Twenty-Five Sanitary Inspectors (1935) by Roger East

This month the Tuesday Night Bloggers are looking at foreign mysteries, which I have taken to mean as those set outside of the UK and USA (mainly since it gives me opportunity to read some books which have been on … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Writing the 1930s

To conclude the Tuesday Night’s bloggers’ final week looking at history and mystery I decided to borrow an idea Moira at the blog Clothes in Books came up with. This idea was to compare a story written contemporary to a … Continue reading

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