Monthly Archives: May 2013

Nina Bawden: The Odd Flamingo

The Odd Flamingo Nina Bawden First published in the UK 1954, Collins This edition Bello, 2012 ISBN: 9781447235934 182 pages It was only through reading Nina Bawden’s obituaries last year that I realised a) she had also written for adults (this is … Continue reading

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Andrew Forrester: The Female Detective

The Female Detective Andrew Forrester First published in the UK 1864 This edition The British Library, 2012 ISBN: 9780712358781 316 pages After thoroughly enjoying the high-Victorian larks of Mrs Paschal the Lady Detective last month, I turned with some enthusiasm to the … Continue reading

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Ed McBain: Cop Hater

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Cop Hater Ed McBain First published in the US,  1956, Permabooks This edition Orion Books, 2003 ISBN: 9780752857916 188 pages The buildings were a stage-set. They faced the river, and they glowed with man-made brilliance, and you stared up at … Continue reading

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Classic crime in the blogosphere: April 2013

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April was a bumper month for classic crime on the blogosphere, so this post really just skims the surface. Starting with a picture: Katie Magnusson at The Baker Street Blog looked at Dan Day’s The Cases of Sherlock Holmes,  a comic … Continue reading

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Pick of the month: April 2013

April began with Lovejoy, the ‘loveable’ rogue created by Jonathan Gash. I’ve reviewed his first title The Judas Pair previously. Lovejoy is a much rougher diamond than appeared on TV in the 80s and the books have a genuinely dark … Continue reading

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