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The Black Rustle (1943) by Constance and Gwenyth Little

Whilst this book has the familiar trope of containing a weekend party at a country abode, comprised of relatives and family friends, the Littles still provide their own wonderfully bizarre twists. Of course there is lots of tension and bitterness … Continue reading

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Friday’s Forgotten Book: The Asking Price (1966) by Henry Cecil

This is my first attempt to take part in the Friday’s Forgotten Book meme, which is hosted by Patricia Abbott on her blog. My understanding of the meme is a little hazy, but hopefully I have grasped enough and doubly … Continue reading

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The Case of the Four Friends (1956) by J. C. Masterman

This was quite an unexpected story in a number of ways for me. Firstly we have the author ‘banish[ing]’ his introduction to the end of book, describing it as more like a ‘post-mortem’ or ‘postscript’ than as a ‘foreword.’ Then … Continue reading

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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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