Tag Archives: Psychological crime novel

The Hours Before Dawn (1958) by Celia Fremlin

Today’s read is part of my unplanned continuation of delving into 1940s and 50s domestic psychological suspense fiction, which as I read more of it, feels increasingly like a subgenre which is an offshoot or descendant of sensation fiction, given … Continue reading

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Dark Dickensian Read in Anne Meredith’s Portrait of a Murderer (1933)

Source: Review Copy (British Library Crime Classics) Today’s review is also the 50th reprint in the British Library Crime Classics collection. Anne Meredith was one of the pennames for Lucy Beatrice Malleson, but she was better known under another penname, … Continue reading

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It was though I had read it all before: George Simenon’s The Murderer (1937)

Having already read a few of Simenon’s Inspector Maigret novels and not massively enjoyed them, when the opportunity arose during a charity shop book hunt I decided to take a chance on one of Simenon’s novels which did not contain … Continue reading

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