Tag Archives: Anthony Berkeley

Serpents in Eden (2016) ed. By Martin Edwards

This book has spent quite a while on my TBR pile, since I bought it from Barter Book last year, but at long last it made it to the top and I’m rather glad it did. Like Auden I find … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: June 2017

I clocked in 17 reads this month, making my TBR pile looked a little more seemly and I have now reached 81 books in my book chain, as part of Bev’s (at My Reader’s Block) Follow the Clues Challenge. You … Continue reading

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Jumping Jenny (1933) by Anthony Berkeley

Regular readers of this blog and of my more recent Berkeley reviews will know that I’m far from being the world’s biggest fan of Roger Sheringham. His irritating personality and attitudes are deliberate but that doesn’t make them anymore tolerable. … Continue reading

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The Piccadilly Murder (1929) by Anthony Berkeley

Today’s read is a speedy return to the work of Anthony Berkeley, as last week I reviewed another of his works, Mr Priestley’s Problems (1927). The Piccadilly Murder (1929) features Berkeley’s spasmodic and unusual serial character, Ambrose Chitterwick, who first … Continue reading

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Pranks and Comedy Galore in Anthony Berkeley’s Mr Priestley’s Problem (1927)

This is the next review in my recent spate of blogging on Anthony Berkeley’s work. Whilst A Puzzle in Poison (1938) by Berkeley’s standards was quite a conventional story, we are back to the unconventional with this today’s read, which … Continue reading

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A Puzzle in Poison (1938) by Anthony Berkeley

This is my first new to me Berkeley novel in quite a while. I love his work as Francis Iles; Malice Aforethought (1931) and Before the Fact (1932), but I have had a more mixed experience with his Berkeley novels, … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: October 2016

Last month had a lot of good reads but I think there was one which definitely stole the show and it should come as no surprise that October’s book of the month was Anthony Horowitz’s Magpie Murders (2016). It has … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) by Anthony Berkeley

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This year I have reread quite a few mysteries, but today’s reread is one with a difference, well two differences really, that of including two additional chapters – one written in 1979 by Christianna Brand … Continue reading

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A Poor Outing in Hitchcock’s Suspicion (1941)

Having read Francis’ Iles brilliant book, Before the Fact (1932), I was interested to see how Hitchcock adapted it and conveniently it was released in this month’s chosen year for Past Offences Monthly Challenge, 1941. ‘Some women give birth to … Continue reading

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