Tag Archives: Christmas Mystery

Dark Dickensian Read in Anne Meredith’s Portrait of a Murderer (1933)

Source: Review Copy (British Library Crime Classics) Today’s review is also the 50th reprint in the British Library Crime Classics collection. Anne Meredith was one of the pennames for Lucy Beatrice Malleson, but she was better known under another penname, … Continue reading

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Arrest The Bishop? (1949) by Winifred Peck

The last couple of days have been a bit fraught, hence this review being a little delayed, (I did end up reading the second half of this book with an injured chick on my knee). Thankfully though, Peck’s novel fitted … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960) by Agatha Christie

I gave this short story a reread for a couple of reasons, one of which is certainly not hard to fathom; its’ the Yuletide setting after all. And the other reason will not be too difficult to guess either if … Continue reading

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Another Little Christmas Murder (1947) by Lorna Nicholl Morgan

Source: Review Copy (Sphere, Imprint of Little Brown Publishing)] Originally entitled Another Little Murder, both this book and the author were new to me until a couple of weeks ago. Not much seems to be known about this author other … Continue reading

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An English Murder (1951) by Cyril Hare

It has been a while since I have read a novel by Cyril Hare (the last being When the Wind Blows (1949)). Hare was the pen name for Alfred Alexander Gordon Clark and the crimes in Hare’s stories often have … Continue reading

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