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X v. Rex (1933) by Philip Macdonald

Like my last review, Macdonald is another author I haven’t read in a while. This story is an early example of the serial killer mystery novel, though from its opening pages you might be forgiven for questioning this, as we … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: July 2016

Book of the Month: July 2016 It’s been a rather mixed bag this month in terms of reading, with a few highlights such as Philip Macdonald’s The Noose (1930) and Michael Gilbert’s Death Has Deep Roots (1951). But there’s also … Continue reading

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Stereotypical Masculinity Strikes Again Philip Macdonald’s The Noose (1930)

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) This is my second Macdonald read, my first being The Rasp (1924), which I enjoyed and found the depiction of masculinity intriguing (a situation mirrored in this book – hence the tongue in cheek post … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: January 2016

This is my first Book of the Month of the year and due to a lot of reading, (16 crime fiction novels, 1 short story collection and 2 books about crime fiction), there was a lot of choice for this … Continue reading

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Unstable Masculinity and a Country House Murder in Philip Macdonald’s The Rasp (1924)

Source: Review Copy Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Telephone I had heard of Philip Macdonald in relation to films but until this book I had not read any of his novels. The Rasp (1924), has a brilliant opening chapter where … Continue reading

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