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No Mourning for the Matador (1953) by Delano Ames

Today’s review is another return to the work of Delano Ames, this time from his Jane and Dagobert Brown series, which I love. Given the title there are no prizes for guessing where the Browns are next. Ames gets straight … Continue reading

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The Man with Three Chins (1965) by Delano Ames

This is the third novel from Ames’ Juan Llorca series, set in Spain, though it is my second read, having already read The Man with the Three Jaguars (1961). As to why every title in this small series has the … 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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Book of the Month: March 2017

This month’s reading has been varied to say the least in terms of quality and in terms of content. I’ve managed to squeeze in reading two non-fiction books on crime fiction as well so I’ll be doing a separate Book … 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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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Favourite Sleuthing Couples

This week I decided to look at sleuthing couples in crime fiction, as part of this month’s Tuesday Night Blogger theme, love. I think for most readers many of my choices won’t be surprising, but I guess one of the … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: September 2016

This month’s reads have featured a return to a lot of familiar faces as I began the month with Henry Wade’s The Verdict of You All (1926) and continued my exploration of Molly Thynne’s work reading The Case of Sir … Continue reading

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The Man with Three Jaguars (1961) by Delano Ames

It has been nearly a year since I have reviewed my last Ames’ novel, as my plan to read the Jane and Dagobert Brown books in order has been thwarted by lack of availability. So the Ames book I am … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: October 2015

It’s the end of the month which means it is time for me to decide which book I’ve read this month is the best. When I first started doing Book of the Month posts I did not realise how tricky … Continue reading

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Forgotten but Fantastic Author, Delano Ames and Death of a Fellow Traveller (1950)

‘Who killed Blythe is not really very important… the important thing is… other people suspecting the wrong murderer…’ Delano Ames’ Jane and Dagobert Brown series has always been a favourite of mine and after quite a saga I have finally … Continue reading

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