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Another Great Installment in the British Library Crime Classics Series: The Long Arm of the Law (2017) ed. Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This collection opens as usual with an insightful and informative introduction by Martin Edwards, who provides a whistle stop tour of police detectives in mystery fiction. No mean feat, but I liked how he pointed … 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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The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books (2017) by Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) I have been eager to read this book since it was first announced at the 2nd Bodies from the Library conference. The purpose of this book is not to give a list of personal favourites … Continue reading

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Continental Crimes (2017) ed. by Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This is the latest short story collection issued by the British Library and should be available in June. All of the stories unsurprisingly are connected by the common dominator of being set on the Continent. … Continue reading

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Taking Detective Stories Seriously: The Collected Crime Reviews of Dorothy L Sayers (2017)

Source: Tippermuir Books Limited (Review Copy) I am aware that my next book up for review was supposed to be Ione Montgomery’s The Golden Dress (1940), but on Tuesday I received this book. I thought I might have a quick … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) by Anthony Berkeley

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This year I have reread quite a few mysteries, but today’s reread is one with a difference, well two differences really, that of including two additional chapters – one written in 1979 by Christianna Brand … Continue reading

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The Sinking Admiral (2016) by members of The Detection Club

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) Multi-author texts always interest me, seeing different styles meld together into one narrative. An added bonus is that members of The Detection Club have created this one so I was keen to dive in. A … Continue reading

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The Coffin Trail (2004) by Martin Edwards

This is the first in Martin Edwards’ Lake District series, a series I haven’t tried before. The story begins with Barry Gilpin on the run after a night time romantic tryst has gone horribly wrong, finding the woman in question … Continue reading

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Bodies from the Library Conference 2016

Yesterday was the British Library’s second Bodies from the Library conference which explores and celebrates the Golden Age of detective fiction, sometimes seriously, sometimes irreverently, but always enthusiastically. Here is the low-down on what was discussed at the conference… Martin … Continue reading

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The Starlings and Other Stories (2015) ed. Ann Cleeves

It has been a while since I have tried a short story collection but what drew me to this particular anthology is that each of the short stories was inspired by a photograph (which are included in the text). There … Continue reading

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