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The Black Iris (1953) by Conyth Little

When buying this book, on my latest trip to Barter Books, I thought Conyth Little was a new author to me. But while I was reading it I did get the feeling that its style reminded me of someone else … Continue reading

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The Black Coat (1948) by Constance and Gwenyth Little

Constance and Gwenyth Little are one of the many authors I blogged about in my early days, but haven’t really got around to trying again until now. Bad I know, but hopefully today’s review will make up for it. The … 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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Keep It Quiet (1935) by Richard Hull

I’m really pleased to be reviewing this book as I loved The Murder of My Aunt (1934), but I have not been able to get my hands on more of Hull’s work since then. Based on these two books I … Continue reading

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Murder, Maestro, Please (1952) by Delano Ames

Thankfully the gap between my last Delano Ames read and this one was only about a month or so and in this next instalment Jane and Dagobert Brown are restless as ever and are once more travelling, this time in … Continue reading

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The Body on Page One (1951) by Delano Ames

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any other piece of furniture A reoccurring whinge of mine for the past year or so has been over how expensive it is to get a hold of this book. At last though I finally … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Books (2006) by Ian Sansom

I am a fan of Sansom’s County Guide series, but until this review I had not read any of his The Mobile Library series. The Case of the Missing Books (2006) is set in Northern Ireland and sees Londoner, Israel … Continue reading

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No Suspicious Circumstances (2007) by The Mulgray Twins: Or How not to be an Undercover Operative

Crime novels which are comical tend to draw my attention, but I think the penname of the authors who wrote this book also intrigued me this time. Additionally being an animal lover, I was also drawn in by the fact … Continue reading

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Case for Three Detectives (1936) by Leo Bruce

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Blue Object I have known of this author for a while now, but this is my first time reading his work and I had heard a lot of good things about the Case for Three … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Homicide (1944) by Craig Rice

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Magnifying Glass The only other Rice novel I have read is 8 Faces at 3 (1939), which I really enjoyed, so I thought it high time I read another of her works. As the title … Continue reading

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