Tag Archives: Golden Age Detective Fiction

The Case of the April Fools (1933) by Christopher Bush

This is book 9 in the Ludovic Travers series and was given to me by my Secret Santa this Christmas. I had a rocky start with Bush when I first tried his work with The Case of the Platinum Blonde … Continue reading

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The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939) by John Dickson Carr

Today’s read is in preparation for JJ and Ben’s forthcoming discussion on this book, later this month. The only Carr novel I managed to read last year was Patrick Butler for the Defence (1956), which was not that great of … Continue reading

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Clues and Corpses: The Detective Fiction and Mystery Criticism of Todd Downing (2013) by Curtis Evans

Today’s review is a continuation of my plans to focus this month on some of the non-fiction books sitting on my TBR pile. One of the first things to interest me in this book, (on the very first page no … Continue reading

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Final Post of the Year

Compared to all my fellow bloggers, JJ, Brad, Aidan and the Puzzle Doctor, I have yet to publish my final post of the year. Starting to write it at 2:50 is perhaps cutting it a little bit fine. But hey … Continue reading

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Dancing Death (1931) by Christopher Bush

Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) This is a rare occasion where I actually manage to read a Christmas mystery in December, as very often I end up reading them much earlier in the year and looking at this month’s … Continue reading

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The Second Shot (1930) by Anthony Berkeley

This is my 6th Anthony Berkeley review this year, making him one of my most frequently blogged authors this year. For those interested in how interwar authors perceived the genre they were writing in, this book will be of special … Continue reading

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The Weight of the Evidence (1944) by Michael Innes

‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,’ as Albert Einstein famously stated and today’s read is partially an instance of this. I am not a big Michael Innes fan. I would … Continue reading

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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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