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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017) by Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) I have been eager to read this book since it was first announced at the 2nd Bodies from the Library conference. The purpose of this book is not to give a list of personal favourites … Continue reading

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The Bodies from the Library Conference: 2017

Yesterday I went to the third Bodies from the Library conference at the British Library and it was another great day full of interesting talks and even a Poirot lookalike. It was also great meeting up with a number of … Continue reading

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Passage of Arms (1959) by Eric Ambler

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Carriage (A rickshaw being a type of one) This book came to me unexpectedly from the British Library. Ambler is not an author I have read much of. In fact I … Continue reading

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Bodies from the Library Conference 2016

Yesterday was the British Library’s second Bodies from the Library conference which explores and celebrates the Golden Age of detective fiction, sometimes seriously, sometimes irreverently, but always enthusiastically. Here is the low-down on what was discussed at the conference… Martin … Continue reading

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The Secret of High Eldersham (1930) by Miles Burton

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Red Object (Flowers) This is my second foray in to Miles Burton’s work, having read Death in the Tunnel (1936) a few weeks ago. In my opinion The Secret of … Continue reading

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A Puzzling Mystery in Death in the Tunnel (1936) by Miles Burton

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Castle/Ruins Once again the British Library have given me another opportunity to try out an author I have never read before. Death in the Tunnel (1936) is a train murder … Continue reading

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Murder at the Seaside in Calamity in Kent (1950) by John Rowland

Source: Review Copy (British Library) At the start of this week I reviewed Murder in the Museum (1938), which was near the beginning of Rowland’s career and now nearing the end of the week my next Rowland read has skipped … Continue reading

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Murder in the Museum (1938) by John Rowland

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: More than two people The British Library has once more brought out of obscurity another writer from the Golden Age. John Rowland (1907-1984) was born in Cornwall, the son of … Continue reading

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Death of an Airman (1934) by Christopher St. John Sprigg

As the title suggests, this novel by Christopher St. John Sprigg has as its setting an aerodrome called Baston Air Club, although as the story progresses the investigating team travel as far as Glasgow and Paris. The aviation milieu is … Continue reading

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