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Tuesday Night Blogger: A is for April… and Anything Goes: Antiques and Murder

Ever keen to try something new, the Tuesday Night Bloggers have gone for a different type of theme this month: the letter A. Be it a book title, author, country or a more abstract theme; it all goes, as long … Continue reading

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Murder, Chop Chop (1942) by James Norman

It could be said that James Norman (1912-1983) had an action packed life to say the least, having been a journalist, member of the 1932 US Olympics Polo team, a combatant in the Spanish Civil War, a sculptor in Paris, … Continue reading

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Murder at Beechlands (1948) by Maureen Sarsfield

This book is an interesting case of publisher intervention as the Rue Morgue Press who reprinted Sarsfield’s two Inspector Parry mysteries, make no bones about giving them new titles, which are meant to be more ‘genre-driven.’ For instance the first … Continue reading

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Glass on the Stairs (1954) by Margret Scherf

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Full Skeleton Rue Morgue Press have once again made it possible for me to try out a new author who is not well known. Born in America, Scherf’s writing career spanned from 1940-1978. Her mystery … Continue reading

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Murder at the Fair in Murder Loves Company (1940) by John Mersereau

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Statue Murder Loves Company (1940) by John Mersereau is another detective novel which Rue Morgue Press redeemed from obscurity and Mersereau was certainly a new author for me. What drew me to this novel was … Continue reading

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Amateur Sleuths Beware in Dorothy Bowers’ Deed Without a Name (1940)

When ‘amateur sleuthing… in self-defense’ goes horribly wrong… In a similar way to Annie Haynes, Dorothy Bowers’ writing career has also suffered neglect due to her early death of tuberculous in 1948 (the year she also joined the Detection Club). … Continue reading

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Let the Tiger Die (1947) by Manning Coles

Thankfully one can say from the outset that no tiger was harmed in the course of this novel (all animal lovers can breathe a sigh of relief). Therefore, this title is a fairly abstract one and the puzzle of who … Continue reading

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