Tag Archives: Freeman Wills Crofts

Tuesday Night Bloggers: First Encounters

To kick the year off the Tuesday Night Bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts this month. Already we have had posts looking at the origins of detective fiction, John Dickson Carr’s Dr Fell series and J. J. Connington’s first … Continue reading

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Double Death: An Exercise in Detection (1939) by Dorothy L. Sayers, Freeman Wills Crofts, Valentine Williams, F. Tennyson Jesse, Anthony Armstrong and David Hume

This is my second round robin novel of the year, the first being the wonderful The Sinking Admiral (2016). This is not another Detection Club effort, though it is erroneously sometimes said to be one, as not all the writers … Continue reading

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The Hog’s Back Mystery (1933) by Freeman Wills Crofts

‘Who would be a detective?’ Two thirds of the way through The Hog’s Back Mystery (1933), Inspector French asks this very question, and as the reader, I couldn’t help agreeing, having had to observe Inspector French’s thorough and mind dulling … Continue reading

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Freeman Wills Crofts’ Antidote to Venom (1938)

Being an avid reader of Golden Age crime fiction I’ve come across a wide range of settings: from trains, planes and automobiles to archaeological digs, theatres, country houses, breweries, safaris, colleges and even toy shops, but Antidote to Venom is … Continue reading

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