Tag Archives: 1940s Mystery Novel

The Left Leg (1940) by Alice Tilton

I was very excited when I saw this book on Bev Hankins prize list of books, in a Dell Mapback edition no less! Having won her Follow the Clues Challenge last year, I had a great deal of fun choosing … Continue reading

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The Black Rustle (1943) by Constance and Gwenyth Little

Whilst this book has the familiar trope of containing a weekend party at a country abode, comprised of relatives and family friends, the Littles still provide their own wonderfully bizarre twists. Of course there is lots of tension and bitterness … Continue reading

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The Death Box (1946) by Lorna Nicholl Morgan

Source: Review Copy (Sphere, Little Brown Book Group). Morgan is an author I first came across last year when I reviewed her festive mystery, Another Little Christmas Murder (1947), which was reprinted by Sphere. This year, today’s read is Sphere’s … Continue reading

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The Black Coat (1948) by Constance and Gwenyth Little

Constance and Gwenyth Little are one of the many authors I blogged about in my early days, but haven’t really got around to trying again until now. Bad I know, but hopefully today’s review will make up for it. The … Continue reading

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Blood Upon the Snow (1944) by Hilda Lawrence

One technique which I have found quite helpful for finding new reads/authors is to search online for specific book imprints and in the case of Amazon seeing what other titles are suggested. Whilst this does not bode well for my … Continue reading

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Murder Has a Motive (1947) by Francis Duncan

I didn’t have the strongest of starts with this author, with a poorly paced read in Murder for Christmas (1949), putting me off trying another. However, positive reviews from bloggers such as Tom Cat on other titles by this author … Continue reading

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