Monthly Archives: April 2012

Spoiler alert!

Wow, one newspaper article gives away the surprises in no fewer than eight crime novels. Don’t read if you haven’t read: Daphne Du Maurier: Don’t Look Now Susanna Moore: In the Cut Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Alice … Continue reading

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«La juguetería errante: Un misterio para Gervase Fen»

Look what I found browsing YouTube, a neat little trailer for a Spanish translation of Edmund Crispin’s The Moving Toyshop. For Más información, go to: http://impedimenta.es/libros.php/la-jugueteria-errante

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The Key to Rebecca

The Key to Rebecca Ken Follett First published in the UK 1980, Hamish Hamilton Ltd This edition 1988, Pan Books ISBN: 0552118109 341 pages Score 2/5 This was another of Mrs Offence’s selections and is number 95 in the CWA Top 100. ‘The last … Continue reading

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Covering themselves in glory

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There are so many new editions of classic crime titles with horrible covers (and I don’t mean badly designed, I mean undesigned), that I thought it was worth celebrating some great work from Vintage Books. They are the first four … Continue reading

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Twice Shy

Twice Shy Dick Francis First published in the UK 1981, Michael Joseph This edition 1982, Pan Books ISBN: 0330269186 256 pages Score 2/5 ‘My affection for horses was so deep and went back so far that I couldn’t imagine life … Continue reading

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The best new-to-me author so far this year

I thought this meme would be simple, but actually it’s a real challenge. What does ‘best’ really mean? It’s hard to know whether you’re looking at a ‘one-book wonder’ or an author who will hold your attention over several books.* … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: March 2012

This post is related to Kerrie’s meme at Mysteries in Paradise. For me, March was a relatively busy reading month dominated by my quest to read the CWA’s top 100 crime novels. Helped by my birthday haul I covered 5 … Continue reading

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