Tag Archives: Margery Allingham

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 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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Serpents in Eden (2016) ed. By Martin Edwards

This book has spent quite a while on my TBR pile, since I bought it from Barter Book last year, but at long last it made it to the top and I’m rather glad it did. Like Auden I find … Continue reading

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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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