Tag Archives: American Detective Fiction

The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1949) by Kathleen Moore Knight

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Spooky House/Mansion Kathleen Moore Knight is an American mystery writer who I chanced upon while looking for mystery fiction with weird and wonderful titles for a post I did a while back. She wrote quite … Continue reading

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The Golden Dress (1940) by Ione Montgomery

On a recent hunt for new and obscure writers I came across Ione Montgomery, who is bit of a mystery in herself. I wasn’t able to find out much about her online, apart from the fact that Montgomery wrote only … Continue reading

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Evidence of Things Seen (1943) by Elizabeth Daly

With only a day to go until the end of the month I am sneaking in one final read for Rich’s monthly crimes of the century challenge, which he runs at his blog Past Offences. Aside from the relevant publication … Continue reading

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Death and Letters (1950) by Elizabeth Daly

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Written Document This is the 15th detective novel Daly wrote and is her penultimate Henry Gamadge adventure, which contrasts with my only other read by her, Unexpected Night (1940), which was her first novel. An … Continue reading

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The Red Box (1936) by Rex Stout

I haven’t read a Stout novel since January and this remaining Stout novel has been sitting in my TBR pile since then. Feeling a little guilty about having left it so long I decided to read it before the year … 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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The Wrong Murder (1940) by Craig Rice

This is my third Craig Rice read of the year and The Wrong Murder (1940) sees a return to Rice’s serial characters Jake Justus and Helene Brand, who despite the odds, (something always seems to crop up), are now finally … Continue reading

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The Case of the Restless Red Head (1954) by Erle Stanley Gardner

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Unsurprisingly it is a red head This is only the second novel by Gardner I have read, which may surprise some readers. I occasionally wonder why I haven’t tried him so much. I wonder whether … Continue reading

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Glass on the Stairs (1954) by Margret Scherf

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Full Skeleton Rue Morgue Press have once again made it possible for me to try out a new author who is not well known. Born in America, Scherf’s writing career spanned from 1940-1978. Her mystery … Continue reading

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The Turquoise Shop (1941) by Frances Crane

This is my second experience of reading Frances Crane’s work, as last month I reviewed the second novel in the series, The Golden Box (1942). The Turquoise Shop (1941) is the first book in the series (why I read them … Continue reading

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