Tag Archives: American Detective Fiction

Murder in the WPA (1937) by Alexander Williams

Source: Review Copy (Coachwhip Publications) Alexander Hazard Williams (1894 – 1952) led a very varied life, which he often drew upon for his detective fiction writing, which took place in the 1930s. Throughout his working life he was involved with … Continue reading

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Anonymous Footsteps (1932) by John M. O’Connor

Source: Coach Whip Publications (Review Copy) John M. O’Connor (1909-1975), is one of those many authors who have been rediscovered by chance, in this case due to clippings and notes inside a copy of a book, being uncovered when coming … Continue reading

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The Adventuress (1917) by Arthur B Reeve

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) Arthur B. Reeve, as David Brawn intimates in his introduction to the Harper Collins reprint, was a household name during his writing career in the early 20th century. In particular he was well-known for his … Continue reading

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Exit a Star (1941) by Kathleen Moore Knight

Last month I had my first encounter with the work of Kathleen Moore Knight, when I reviewed The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1946), which is part of her Elisa Macomber series. Whilst there were many reasons for enjoying her writing … Continue reading

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The Canvas Dagger (1956) by Helen Reilly

Today’s read comes from another American mystery author new to me, Helen Reilly. There’s no mucking about in this story with the first line of the book getting straight to the point: ‘At 4:35 on the afternoon of October third … Continue reading

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My True Love Lies (1947) by Lenore Glen Offord

Source: Review Copy (Felony and Mayhem) After my first experience of Lenore Glen Offord last year, when I reviewed Skeleton Key (1943), which is the first Todd and Georgina mystery, I was keen to read more of her work. Fellow … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Blogger: A is for April… and Anything Goes: Antiques and Murder

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1946) 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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