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Maigret, monthly

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Penguin has announced it will be publishing one Georges Simenon novel per month for 75 months in £6.99 trade paperbacks (probably as quickly as he wrote them), beginning with Pietr the Latvian (Pietr-le-Letton, 1930) on 7th November. There is an interesting … Continue reading

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Barbara Vine: A Dark-Adapted Eye

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A Dark-Adapted Eye Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine First published in the UK 1986, Viking This edition Penguin, 1987 ISBN: 9780140086362 300 pages In these circumstances alone one knows when someone is going to die. Vera would die at eight o’clock … Continue reading

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Charles Williams: Many Dimensions

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Many Dimensions Charles Williams First published in the UK 1931 This edition 1952, Penguin Books 254 pages Score 2/5 Despite my (possibly unfounded) belief that they’re going to turn to dust, I still like to p-p-p-pick up a green Penguin … Continue reading

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The Night of Wenceslas

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The Night of Wenceslas Lionel Davidson First published in the UK 1960, Gollancz This edition 1968, Penguin ISBN: N/A 227 pages Score 3/5 I found this recently in the bargain box outside Turret House, the second-hand bookshop/B&B/antique scientific instrument emporium … Continue reading

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case Anthony Berkeley First published in the UK 1929 This edition 1986,  Penguin Books ISBN: 0140081615 254 pages Score 3/5 This was the another of Mrs Offence’s selections. Only two more to go. The irascible Sir Eustace Pennefather is … Continue reading

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Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop

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The Moving Toyshop Edmund Crispin First published in the UK 1946, Gollancz This edition 1956, Penguin ISBN: N/A 207 pages Score 3/5 This is a nicely lived-in 1958 Penguin edition with a frankly hilarious author photo on the back. The front … Continue reading

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Sherlock books

Browsing in Waterstone(‘)s today I noticed that BBC Books is cashing in on the popularity of a certain great detective by publishing a range of Sherlock-branded Conan Doyle books, adorned with Cumberbatch and Freeman on the cover. They’ve got ‘extras’ by … Continue reading

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