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The Lyttleton Case (1922) by R. A. V. Morris

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) The full name of the author under review today, is Ronald Arthur Vennor Morris (1877-1943) – you can see why he shortened it! Morris only wrote the one mystery novel and it is suggested that … Continue reading

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Dark Days (1885) by Hugh Conway and Much Darker Days by Andrew Lang

David Brawn, in the introduction to Harper Collins’ reprint of this story, brings up a salient point. The qualities which made Conway a popular writer in the 1880s, were not necessarily those found in popular detective/crime novels in 1930 (when … Continue reading

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The Adventuress (1917) by Arthur B Reeve

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) Arthur B. Reeve, as David Brawn intimates in his introduction to the Harper Collins reprint, was a household name during his writing career in the early 20th century. In particular he was well-known for his … Continue reading

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Two Bottles of Relish: The Little Tales of Smethers and Other Stories (1952) by Lord Dunsany

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Bottle Edward Plunkett (1878-1957), the 18th Baron of Dunsany, was a new author to me when starting this book. As well as writing short stories, he also wrote plays, poetry, … Continue reading

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Fireside Gothic (2016) by Andrew Taylor

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) This is not my usual sort of read, but I decided to give it go when a copy was sent my way and the blurbs for the three novellas contained in the collection pricked my … Continue reading

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A Battle of Genres in Agatha Christie’s The Big Four (1927)

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) I have been thinking of re-reading this book for a while and the recent reprint of it by Harper Collins gave me the nudge I needed. Back when I first read this book I remember … Continue reading

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The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) In preparation for the BBC’s adaptation of ‘Witness for the Prosecution,’ (1933) I decided to give it a read and in the recent reprint by Harper Collins I also had the opportunity to revisit some … Continue reading

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Mystery Fiction to Look Out For in 2017

Having a passing interest in reading and crime fiction in particular I’m often looking ahead to what will be coming out soon. Amazon has definitely been very helpful in this and it is from this website that I have based … Continue reading

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A Classic Which Deserves Its Reputation: The Leavenworth Case (1878) by Anna K. Green

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) This is a book and author I have been aware of since I first began being interested in crime fiction as a genre. However, I have only read a short story or two of Green’s … Continue reading

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The Crime Club (1915) by Frank Froëst and George Dilnot

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Revolver I got this book at the Bodies from the Library conference last month. My only experience of Froëst’s work is The Grell Mystery (1913), which I reviewed last year. Both Froëst and Dilnot were … Continue reading

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