Tag Archives: Short Stories

Another Great Installment in the British Library Crime Classics Series: The Long Arm of the Law (2017) ed. Martin Edwards

Source: Review Copy (British Library) This collection opens as usual with an insightful and informative introduction by Martin Edwards, who provides a whistle stop tour of police detectives in mystery fiction. No mean feat, but I liked how he pointed … Continue reading

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The Case of the Mahjong Dragon and Other Russell Holmes Stories (2015) by James McEwan

Source: Review Copy It has been many years since I have read any Sherlock Holmes pastiches, so was interested in returning to this subgenre with today’s read. In this particular pastiche we have Russell Holmes as the central sleuth oddly … Continue reading

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The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories by Agatha Christie

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) In preparation for the BBC’s adaptation of ‘Witness for the Prosecution,’ (1933) I decided to give it a read and in the recent reprint by Harper Collins I also had the opportunity to revisit some … Continue reading

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Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) ed. Martin Edwards

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any Other Holiday Object Invariably late to the party as usual, I have finally got round to reading one of the British Library Crime Classics short story collections. There were a few familiar stories in … Continue reading

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The Crime Club (1915) by Frank Froëst and George Dilnot

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Revolver I got this book at the Bodies from the Library conference last month. My only experience of Froëst’s work is The Grell Mystery (1913), which I reviewed last year. Both Froëst and Dilnot were … Continue reading

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Arsène Lupin versus Holmlock Shears (1908/1910) by Maurice LeBlanc

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Hat Arsène Lupin has been another character on my reading radar for a while, which a timely Christmas present has allowed me to try out. As some of you will know Lupin is a gentleman … Continue reading

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Max Carrados (1914) by Ernest Bramah

‘I always had a secret ambition to be a detective myself’ Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Building, which is not a house (Big Ben) Max Carrados, the blind detective, created by Ernest Bramah, is a character who has been on my … Continue reading

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