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The May Week Murders (1937) by Douglas G. Browne

I first heard of this author on Martin Edwards’ blog and was pleased that it wasn’t so hard to obtain a copy of his work, despite his less well-known status. It has helped that he had a recent(ish) reprinting by … Continue reading

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Neck and Neck (1951) by Leo Bruce

In today’s read, the narrator, Lionel Townsend, who chronicles the cases Sergeant Beef solves, is in for a more personal case, as his brother Vincent rings to tell him of their Aunt Aurora’s sudden death. It soon transpires that she … Continue reading

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Case for Sergeant Beef (1947) by Leo Bruce

Leo Bruce is one of the many brilliant writers I have come across since starting my blog and reading everyone else’s (much better) blogs on classic crime, so it’s always great to return to his work. Case for Sergeant Beef … Continue reading

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Great Series Finale in Juanita Sheridan’s The Waikiki Widow (1953)

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Any other animal Sheridan’s work and her serial amateur detective Lily Wu are definitely firm reading favourites, which gives today’s review a sense of satisfaction, but also a feeling of poignancy, as this is the … Continue reading

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