‘A little ghostly bean.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘What is the soul? When I was a child I thought it was a little ghostly bean, kidney-shaped, I don’t know … Continue reading

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Francis Beeding: Death Walks in Eastrepps

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Death Walks in Eastrepps Francis Beeding First published in the UK 1931 This edition: Arcturus Crime Classics, 2011 ISBN: 9781848580817 256 pages Source: Borrowed Last month I read one of the two Francis Beeding novels published by Arcturus: The Norwich Victims. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and … Continue reading

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‘Sweat, petroleum and khaki…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The New Windmill Series, Heinemann, 1962 272 pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘Do you remember those years, Amanda? They seem quite mad at this distance. Dull, … Continue reading

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‘When he replaced his hat he put it on straight.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The Reprint Society, 1953 288 pages Source: Reviewer’s own It was on that freezing walk that Charlie Luke caught the first wind of the … Continue reading

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House-hunting?

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So far I’ve plugged house sales for Ruth Rendell and Daphne du Maurier. I’m now happy to bring you news of Ethel Lina White’s childhood home. The author of The Wheel Spins (filmed as The Lady Vanishes) and Some Must … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn dates

In case you missed the news, The BBC has announced that its new three-part drama Jamaica Inn, filmed largely in Kirkby Lonsdale near the Lake District, will begin on Monday April 21st at 9PM.

The suitably smugglerish Kirkby Lonsdale. Photo by Colin Smith from Geograph.org.uk

The suitably smugglerish Kirkby Lonsdale. Photo by Colin Smith from Geograph.org.uk

 

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News from the London Book Fair: British Library

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I covered the British Library’s crime publishing a lot last year, and it seems like they’re keeping up the good work with some new releases. Two of the 100+ novels by early spy novelist E. Phillips Oppenheim will be coming … Continue reading

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News from the London Book Fair: Dime Crime

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I’ve been down in London this week at the Book Fair for the day job, but I did get the chance to pick up some classic crime news. I chanced by the stand of Canadian publisher Mosaic Press and was … Continue reading

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‘We’re wonderfully highly mechanised at Central Office these days, Campion.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition Penguin Books, 1983 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own Hitherto she had thought very little about policemen, classing them vaguely as necessities which were on the whole … Continue reading

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‘The sky was yellow as a duster…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition Penguin Books, 1961 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own In the shady ways of Britain today it is customary to refer to the Metropolis of London as … Continue reading

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