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Tag Archives: Country House Murder Mystery
So this week there is not just one review from Christianna Brand’s work, but two! This one is the classic country house murder mystery, set during World War 2. We are even given a family tree and told that out … Continue reading
‘No one could have foretold how it was going to end. Not even the murderer.’ Source: Review Copy Over the years I have read books which have started with prefaces, introductions and forewords but I think this is the first … Continue reading
Annie Haynes’ Who Killed Charmian Karslake? (1929): Featuring Continental Clashes and an Increasingly Troubling Detective
Source: Review Copy ‘Guesses and surmises will not help us, and it strikes me there is a jolly lot of spade work in front of us before the mystery of Charmian Karslake’s death is elucidated.’ Out of the three Haynes’ … Continue reading
Having been globetrotting the world in my last few reviews (Norway, Japan and Brazil), I am now back on home soil with Farjeon’s Thirteen Guests (1936), one of the latest British Library reprints of Golden Age detective novels to be … Continue reading
“It seems to me,” said Mandrake, “that you invited stark murder to your house. Frankly I can imagine nothing more terrifying than the prospect of this week-end. What do you propose to do with them?” “Let them enact their drama.” … Continue reading