Tag Archives: Margery Allingham

Tuesday Night Bloggers: A is for April… and Anything Goes: What makes a good Aristocratic Sleuth?

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: First Encounters

To kick the year off the Tuesday Night Bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts this month. Already we have had posts looking at the origins of detective fiction, John Dickson Carr’s Dr Fell series and J. J. Connington’s first … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: War Mysteries

A couple of weeks ago I did a post for Remembrance Sunday which looked at First World War set mystery novels and a lot of interesting ideas and recommendations were brought up – so thanks for that! For the Tuesday … Continue reading

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Gender and Representation in British ‘Golden Age’ Crime Fiction (2016) by Megan Hoffman

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Not only is there a rise in the reprinting of golden age detective novels these days, but there is also a rise in the number of books coming out which seek to analyse such works, … Continue reading

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Deadly Dinner Parties

Spoiler warning: For readers who haven’t read Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington and Lord Edgware Dies I would avoid section one of this post. Not everyone is a fan of dinner parties. They can be incredibly stressful for the host and/or … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction (2016) by Lisa Hopkins

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Spoiler Alert: In the fifth paragraph there is a major spoiler in regards to Harriet Rutland’s Blue Murder. This book immediately caught my interest, as I have been aware of the allusions detective fiction writers … Continue reading

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Emotions in Golden Age Detective Fiction

Spoiler Warning: For the following novels crucial information concerning the killers is mentioned: Christie’s Evil Under the Sun, The Murder at the Vicarage, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Peril at End House and Death on the Nile, Margery Allingham’s Dancers … Continue reading

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A Thriller with a Snooze Factor: Mr Campion’s Farthing (1969), Inspired by Margery Allingham, Written by Philip Youngman Carter

A review for Past Offences Monthly Challenge. Continuing on author’s detective series after they are dead has been quite a contentious topic in recent times in crime fiction circles with Sophie Hannah’s new Poirot novel (second one to be released … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Murder (2015) by Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards, author of many crime fiction novels himself, such as his Harry Devlin and Lake District series, has now written a book on Golden Age crime fiction between the two world wars, centring around the novelists involved in the … Continue reading

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