Tag Archives: 1950s Detective Novel

Riddle of a Lady (1956) by Anthony Gilbert

Today’s read sees a return to Anthony Gilbert, an author I have reviewed a few times already this year. The story opens with a mini history of a legal firm named Greatorex Brothers. The firm’s heads, Charles and Richard, disapprove … Continue reading

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A Client is Cancelled (1951) by Frances and Richard Lockridge

I snapped up this particular find for 99p in a local charity shop, so I was quite pleased with myself, especially when I realised that the authors were the same ones who wrote the Mr and Mrs North series. This … Continue reading

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Murder on Trial (1954) by Michael Underwood

Michael Underwood was a new author to me and Underwood is the penname for John Michael Evelyn (1916-1992). Underwood was called to the Bar in 1939 and after WW2 he worked in the Department of Public Prosecution. He wrote 48 … Continue reading

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