Tag Archives: Golden Age Detective Fiction

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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A Blunt Instrument (1938) by Georgette Heyer

I believe this is my first Heyer review on the blog. I read all of her mystery/thriller novels a few years ago, so this is a re-read for me. I was particularly interested in giving Heyer a re-read in light … Continue reading

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Cats and Crime: An Eclectic Exploration of the Darker Side to Cats in Early Mystery Fiction

Nowadays, cats can regularly be found in mystery fiction, often in, but by no means limited to, what is now termed ‘cosy’ crime. There are felines who assist their owners in solving crimes, such as in the Mulgray Twins’ No … Continue reading

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Casino For Sale (1938) by Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon

This is the second novel Caryl Brahms and S. J. Simon wrote together and is a sequel to A Bullet in the Ballet (1937). In America it was published under the title, Murder a la Stroganoff. Brahms real name was … Continue reading

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Death Walks in Eastrepps (1931) by Francis Beeding

Today’s book was a re-read, for me. I remember enjoying this one a lot but couldn’t remember too much about it. The mystery centres on a serial killer, who seems to be taking out various residents of a seaside town … Continue reading

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