Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Woman in White: First Epoch

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The Woman in White Wilkie Collins First published in the UK 1859-60 This edition 2007, Vintage Books ISBN: 9780099511243 609 pages Score 2/5 This was the last of Mrs Offence’s selections. Frankly, The Woman in White is a difficult book to … Continue reading

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Death Comes as the End

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Death Comes as the End Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1945, William Collins and Sons This edition 1985, Fontana ISBN: N/A 191 pages Score 4/5 This was an Oxfam Bookshop find. Death Comes as the End is one … Continue reading

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Father Brown on TV

I’ve been reading about the forthcoming Father Brown adaptation. See: and other news sites. I’m delighted that Father Brown is finally getting a bit of attention. I’ve loved the Chesterton stories since I bought the Wordsworth (are they still … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: June 2012

June was a very active reading month for me. I enjoyed two new paperback releases for Euro Crime, finished my last birthday gift, and managed some intensive reading on planes to and from San Diego. But yes, I am a … Continue reading

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Guest post: Strangers on a Train

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Strangers on a Train Patricia Highsmith First published in the US, Harper and Brothers, 1950 This edition Vintage Books ISBN:  0099283077 256 pages Reviewed by guest blogger, Clothes in Books. Rich had the idea that he should get someone else to … Continue reading

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Murder by Mushroom

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I was reminded by a Petrona post on The Dark Valley by Valerio Valesi of the relevance to crime fiction of another hobby of mine: mushrooming. Mystery writers have made use of fungal poisons, of course. Most famously, The Documents in … Continue reading

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