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Death Goes Dancing (2014) by Mabel Esther Allan

Source: Review Copy (GreyLadies) Quite an unusual book for review today as Death Goes Dancing (2014) was written in the 1950s but was never published at the time because the publisher it went to stopped publishing fiction. Allan (1915-1998) seems … Continue reading

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So you want to be an actor? Detective Fiction’s Advice on Working in the Theatre

Already this week we have had advice from Agatha Christie on how to have a safe holiday and advice from Golden Age detective fiction writers on the perils of staying at a country house. This time around it is career … Continue reading

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Measure for Murder (1941) by Clifford Witting

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Bird This is my first experience of reading Clifford Witting’s work and according to him this story had its roots in a real live production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (1604), which Witting saw in … Continue reading

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Death at the Theatre in Ngaio Marsh’s Death at the Dolphin (1967)

As is usual with Ngaio Marsh’s work, this novel opens strongly, especially since it is set within her home territory of the theatre. Peregrine Jay, director and playwright, has a narrow escape when he falls down a hole in the … Continue reading

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