Tag Archives: Nicholas Blake

Tuesday Night Bloggers: Favourite Sleuthing Couples

This week I decided to look at sleuthing couples in crime fiction, as part of this month’s Tuesday Night Blogger theme, love. I think for most readers many of my choices won’t be surprising, but I guess one of the … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Cruise (1959) by Nicholas Blake

‘The only thing I have against cruise life is that it’s turning us all into busybodies and gossips.’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Body of Water For Rich’s Crimes of the Century Challenge this month, with the chosen year of … Continue reading

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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) ed. Martin Edwards

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any Other Holiday Object Invariably late to the party as usual, I have finally got round to reading one of the British Library Crime Classics short story collections. There were a few familiar stories in … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: September 2016

This month’s reads have featured a return to a lot of familiar faces as I began the month with Henry Wade’s The Verdict of You All (1926) and continued my exploration of Molly Thynne’s work reading The Case of Sir … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Children in Crime – Week 4

Today is the Tuesday Night Bloggers’ final look at children in crime from child victims and sleuths to killers. It has been an interesting month collecting the posts and I have learnt a lot about authors I have not heard … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: How to Stay Safe at School, College and University – according to Detective Fiction

A few weeks ago I gleaned advice on going on holiday, working in a theatre and visiting a country house from different crime fiction novels, so to kick start the Tuesday Night Blogger’s month long look at academic mysteries I … 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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10 (ish) Christmas Mysteries You Should Try

Amidst Christmas preparations, hopefully you will all still have a little time to crack open a book and some of you may even want to get into that Christmassy mood by reading a Christmas set detective novel. Nothing like a … Continue reading

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The Morning After Death (1966) by Nicholas Blake

Despite sounding like a grief self-help book (and believe me a fair few pop up when you try to search for this on Amazon), The Morning After Death (1966) is the final novel by Nicholas Blake featuring his fictional detective … Continue reading

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