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Dark Days (1885) by Hugh Conway and Much Darker Days by Andrew Lang

David Brawn, in the introduction to Harper Collins’ reprint of this story, brings up a salient point. The qualities which made Conway a popular writer in the 1880s, were not necessarily those found in popular detective/crime novels in 1930 (when … Continue reading

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Case for Three Detectives (1936) by Leo Bruce

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Blue Object I have known of this author for a while now, but this is my first time reading his work and I had heard a lot of good things about the Case for Three … Continue reading

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Gilbert Adair’s And Then There Was No One (2009): A Perplexing Postmodern Parody

Having already read Adair’s The Act of Roger Murgatroyd (2009), the title of which, consciously parodies Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), I felt I knew what to be expect when diving into the third in the series, … Continue reading

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