Tag Archives: Golden Age Detective Fiction

Police at the Funeral (1931) by Margery Allingham

Today’s read is the 2nd Allingham novel, which was bestowed upon me by a friend and since I actually enjoyed the other one much more than I thought I would, I decided to dive into this one and see how … Continue reading

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The House of the Arrow (1924) by A. E. W. Mason

A. E. W. Mason (1865-1948) is one of those authors which I have known about, even read about in books and blog reviews, but never actually read – until now that is of course. Alfred Edward Woodley Mason was a … Continue reading

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The Case of the Late Pig (1937) by Margery Allingham

I will admit I’ve never been Allingham’s biggest fan. I was underwhelmed by the likes of Flowers for the Judge (1936), More Work for the Under Taker (1948), Death of a Ghost (1934), The Mind Readers (1965), Traitor’s Purse (1941) … Continue reading

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Death on Tiptoe (1931) by R. C. Ashby

Ruby Constance Ashby (1899-1966), is an author I recently discovered, having come across the name and this particular story in passing. Thankfully I was lucky enough to secure a reasonably priced copy, because as with many obscure authors her work … Continue reading

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Death in the Clouds (1935) by Agatha Christie

Another Christie re-read today on the blog. As the title suggests the book opens with a flight between Paris to Croydon. Our favourite Belgian sleuth is on board, which is a good thing, considering that by the time the plane … Continue reading

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The Spectrum of English Murder: The Detective Fiction of Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher and G. D. H. and Margaret Cole (2015) by Curtis Evans

Although I am a keen reader of Curtis Evans’ excellent blog, The Passing Tramp, this is the first time I have read one of his publications. An oversight indeed! The book I am reading by Evans’ today, was based on … Continue reading

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Dumb Witness (1937) by Agatha Christie

Today finds me doing another re-read, though ironically because I had the ITV TV adaptation of the book stuck in my head, the ending turned out slightly differently than I was expecting. Not a bad thing. Always had a slight … Continue reading

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Overture to Death (1939) by Ngaio Marsh

Today’s review is a re-read, as will be my next one. By and large most of what I review/read is new reads so it is nice to do some revisiting as well, (she says trying to justify having to get … Continue reading

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Seven Dead (1939) by J. Jefferson Farjeon

Source: Review Copy (British Library) Farjeon was an author I looked at a few times when I first started my blog, reviewing titles such as Thirteen Guests (1936), The Z Murders (1932) and The House Opposite (1931). But I haven’t … Continue reading

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British Library Crime Classics Series: 50th publication, Top 5 Recommendations and More…

This month will see the 50th publication in the British Library Crime Classics series, with their reprinting of Portrait of a Murderer (1934) by Anne Meredith, (penname for Lucy Beatrice Malleson, who is better known under her other penname Anthony … Continue reading

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