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Your Favourite British Library Crime Classics: Round 1

Last week I launched off a series of polls to find out which novels or story collections were the most popular from the British Library Crime Classics series. I decided to do split the books from the series into 5 … Continue reading

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Seven Dead (1939) by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Farjeon was an author I looked at a few times when I first started my blog, reviewing titles such as Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) and The House Opposite (1931). But I haven’t … Continue reading

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Another Great Installment in the British Library Crime Classics Series: The Long Arm of the Law (2017) ed. Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This collection opens as usual with an insightful and informative introduction by Martin Edwards, who provides a whistle stop tour of police detectives in mystery fiction. No mean feat, but I liked how he pointed … Continue reading

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Continental Crimes (2017) ed. by Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This is the latest short story collection issued by the British Library and should be available in June. All of the stories unsurprisingly are connected by the common dominator of being set on the Continent. … Continue reading

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Family Matters (1933) by Anthony Rolls

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Tree Source: Review Copy (British Library) My first experience with Rolls’ was not the best, but I am definitely glad that I decided to give him another go. The plot of Family Matters showcases Rolls’ … Continue reading

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Scarweather (1934) by Anthony Rolls

Source: British Library Crime Classics (Review Copy) Vintage Scavenger Hunt Item: Blue Object Rolls was the penname of C. E. Vulliamy, (the unusual surname arising due to him having an ancestor who was a Swiss clockmaker) and he certainly put … Continue reading

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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) ed. Martin Edwards

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any Other Holiday Object Invariably late to the party as usual, I have finally got round to reading one of the British Library Crime Classics short story collections. There were a few familiar stories in … Continue reading

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