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Vanishing Point (1955) by Patricia Wentworth

I’ve had mixed experiences with this author as my regular readers will know, but I was intrigued by this particular title, as the peculiar circumstances which take place in the story occur near an Air Ministry’s experimental station. This didn’t … Continue reading

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Latter End (1949) by Patricia Wentworth

The setup in this novel is like quite a few other Wentworth novels. There is a household and a family who are far from happy, their hatred closing in one central figure. This time it is not the family patriarch, … Continue reading

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A Surprisingly Good Wartime Mystery with Patricia Wentworth’s The Key (1944)

Having read a few Miss Silver novels I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. Why should World War 2 make this novel any different from the others which come before it? Surely there will be … 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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Who Pays the Piper? (1940) by Patricia Wentworth

Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) Today on the blog I am making another foray into the world of Wentworth’s non-Miss Silver novels, having already read Silence in Court (1945) and Fool Errant (1929), both of which showed a more … Continue reading

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Fool Errant (1929) by Patricia Wentworth

Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Dog This is my second non-Miss Silver novel by Wentworth, with my first being Silence in Court (1945) and one of the main things this second read has taught … Continue reading

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Silence in Court (1945) by Patricia Wentworth

Source: Review Copy (Dean Street Press) This is an unplanned and last minute entry for Past Offence’s Crimes of the Century monthly challenge, which is focusing on the mystery fiction of 1945. I was excited to read this novel as … Continue reading

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A Less Than Golden Cinderella in Patricia Wentworth’s The Finger Print (1959)

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: A Blonde (Man or Woman) Like Georgette Heyer’s novels, Wentworth’s The Finger Print (1959) begins by building up to the crime. Detective Inspector Frank Abbott attends a dance, with his friend Anthony Hallam, hosted by Jonathan … Continue reading

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