Tag Archives: Golden Age Detective Fiction

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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Create Your Own Mystery with Crime at Diana’s Pool (1926) by Victor L Whitechurch

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Graveyard Whitechurch is a golden age detective fiction writer I have known about for a while but haven’t tried his work until today. The maxim of write what you know seems to apply in the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: All in the Name of Love

Given a certain event on the 14th of this month, it will come as no surprise to you that the Tuesday Night Bloggers decided to look at the theme of love (and murder!) in crime fiction over the next few … Continue reading

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Was it Murder? (1931) by James Hilton

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Building other than a house James Hilton is one of those writers who frequently ends up only being well known for one thing they did and in his case it is his novel Goodbye Mr … Continue reading

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The Eames-Erskine Case (1925) by A. E. Fielding

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Tombstone I recently came across an imprint I had not heard of before, the Resurrected Press. Eager to see what authors they had reprinted, I was a bit dismayed when I realised how expensive it … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Cruise (1959) by Nicholas Blake

‘The only thing I have against cruise life is that it’s turning us all into busybodies and gossips.’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Body of Water For Rich’s Crimes of the Century Challenge this month, with the chosen year of … Continue reading

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