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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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Meme: New to Me Authors, October to December 2015

This is a meme which Kerrie over at Paradise-Mysteries blog has created so click on the link to find out more about it and also to see other contributions by other bloggers including Jose Ignacio’s who writes the blog A … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: December 2015

Looking back over this month’s reading I have to say it has been a mixed bag ranging from great reads to average reads to ultimately disappointing reads. I have encountered new authors such as Constance and Gwenyth Little’s The Black … Continue reading

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An Action Packed Adventure in Called Back (1883) by Hugh Conway

A ‘sensational novel of murder…Siberian-exile, political assassination and detection.’ (John Sutherland) Source: Review Copy Before reading this book Hugh Conway was not an author I had heard of and yet was surprised to read in Martin Edwards’ introduction that during … Continue reading

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