Tag Archives: Golden Age Detective Fiction

Anonymous Footsteps (1932) by John M. O’Connor

Source: Coach Whip Publications (Review Copy) John M. O’Connor (1909-1975), is one of those many authors who have been rediscovered by chance, in this case due to clippings and notes inside a copy of a book, being uncovered when coming … Continue reading

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A Puzzle in Poison (1938) by Anthony Berkeley

This is my first new to me Berkeley novel in quite a while. I love his work as Francis Iles; Malice Aforethought (1931) and Before the Fact (1932), but I have had a more mixed experience with his Berkeley novels, … Continue reading

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The Hanging Captain (1933) by Henry Wade

It has been a while since I have read anything by Wade, but a fortuitous charity shop visit gave me some lucky finds and this is one of them. The story opens with a tennis party. Gerald Sterron is staying … Continue reading

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The Case of the Platinum Blonde (1944) by Christopher Bush

This is an author I have known about for a while now, but despite being quite prolific (writing over 60 novels), Bush nowadays is not always that easy to get a hold of. The book begins in a reassuringly Golden … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: A is for April… and Anything Goes: What makes a good Aristocratic Sleuth?

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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Family Matters (1933) by Anthony Rolls

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Tree Source: Review Copy (British Library) My first experience with Rolls’ was not the best, but I am definitely glad that I decided to give him another go. The plot of Family Matters showcases Rolls’ … Continue reading

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Busman’s Honeymoon (1937) by Dorothy L Sayers

This is my second entry for Rich’s monthly Crimes of the Century challenge, which he hosts at his blog Past Offences. This is a book I have been keen to re-read since last month when I talked about it for … Continue reading

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Tenant for Death (1937) by Cyril Hare

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Shadowy Figure Rich at his blog Past Offences runs a monthly Crimes of the Century Challenge and this month’s chosen year is 1937, so I decided to review Cyril Hare’s first Inspector Mallett novel, Tenant … Continue reading

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Dr Priestley Investigates (1930) by John Rhode

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Hangman’s Noose Also known under its British title Pinehurst, Rhode’s novel has garnered quite a handful of positive reviews over time. Bookman likened the serial sleuth Dr Priestley to ‘Sherlock Holmes’, whilst Will Cuppy (whoever … Continue reading

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Taking Detective Stories Seriously: The Collected Crime Reviews of Dorothy L Sayers (2017)

Source: Tippermuir Books Limited (Review Copy) I am aware that my next book up for review was supposed to be Ione Montgomery’s The Golden Dress (1940), but on Tuesday I received this book. I thought I might have a quick … Continue reading

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