Monthly Archives: March 2013

Just the Facts: Jonathan Wild

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History can scarcely furnish an instance of such complicated villainy as was shown in the character of Jonathan Wild. I promised in one of my ‘Just the Facts’ posts last year that I would return to the blood-soaked pages of … Continue reading

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John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps

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The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan First published in the UK 1915, Hodder & Stoughton This edition: 2011, Polygon ISBN: 9781846971983 112 pages I think John Buchan has a similar problem to Enid Blyton: It is difficult to read them without … Continue reading

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John Le Carré: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John Le Carré First published in the UK 1974, Hodder & Stoughton This edition: Sceptre, 2011 ISBN: 9781444728170 422 pages Score 4/5 Back in December The Spy Who Came in from the Cold was my pick of … Continue reading

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New look for Lovejoy

I received some review copies of the new editions of Jonathan Gash’s Lovejoy novels from Constable & Robinson yesterday. I’ll be reading them for Eurocrime, but thought I’d share the covers now.

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News just in: Father Brown series 2

Auntie Beeb (does anybody still say that?) has confirmed that they will be shooting another ten episodes of Father Brown in May this year. Series one, which aired in January, gained an average audience of 2.1 million and a 23.5 … Continue reading

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