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- The Case of the Mahjong Dragon and Other Russell Holmes Stories (2015) by James McEwan
- The Adventuress (1917) by Arthur B Reeve
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Tag Archives: Miss Marple
Tuesday Night Blogger: A is for April… and Anything Goes: Accidental and Amateur Sleuths – What’s the Difference?
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
This has been a book I have been dipping into over the past few months and for anyone who is interested in film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work then this is certainly the book to buy. It covers … Continue reading
Regular readers will be aware that this month the Tuesday Night bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts and so far we have had a great selection of posts with bloggers looking at first novels in series and their own … Continue reading
Today is Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday and it is also 100 years since the introduction of Hercule Poirot and to mark the occasion I decided (probably very foolishly) to suggest to new Christie readers the novels which best introduce Poirot, … Continue reading
‘So sweet and funny and old-world. You just can’t think of anything nasty happening here, can you?’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Spider Web This is another Christie re-read and to date I have normally been re-reading Christies which I … Continue reading
Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Doctor (Back Cover) This is my first re-read of my blog and is my entry into Past Offences’ Crimes of the Century Monthly Challenge. This is also a Miss Marple adventure I have a soft … Continue reading
Last week I reviewed one of Asey Mayo’s later cases, Punch with Care (1946), which I then compared with The Iron Clew (1947), which Phoebe Atwood Taylor wrote under the penname, Alice Tilton. This week though I am focusing on … Continue reading
Source: Review Copy Earlier this year I reviewed the first of a pair of novels Jerrold wrote, called The Studio Crime (1929), featuring her amateur, slightly larger than life detective, John Christmas. I thoroughly enjoyed this and it won my August … Continue reading
This was a surprise find on my latest wanderings around my local charity shops and since it involved Agatha Christie and was inexpensive I couldn’t resist adding it to my lit crit section at home. From the outset I will … Continue reading