Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hildegarde Withers

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Thanks to TracyK of Bitter Tea and Mystery for spotting that, following the recent Mysterious Press release of Stuart Palmer’s Hildegarde Withers novels, Warner Bros have brought out the films as print-on-demand DVDs (but only if you are in the … Continue reading

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Sarah Caudwell: The Shortest Way to Hades

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The Shortest Way to Hades Sarah Caudwell First published in the UK 1984, Collins Crime Club This edition Robinson, 2012 ISBN: 9781780339269 243 pages Source: Norwich Millennium Library It is logically impossible, you see, for a lie to be perfectly consistent with … Continue reading

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Michael Innes: The Journeying Boy

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The Journeying Boy Michael Innes First published in the UK 1947, Victor Gollancz Ltd This edition: First edition! ISBN: N/A 325 pages There was always a limit to what the most conscientious tutor could achieve in households in which there appeared … Continue reading

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Didier Daeninckx: Murder in Memoriam

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Murder in Memoriam Didier Daeninckx (trans. Liz Heron) Originally published in France (as Meurtres pour Mémoire) by Editions Gallimard, 1984 This edition Serpent’s Tail, 1991 ISBN; 9781852422066 176 pages Source: Ellis Books, Norwich market Murder in Memoriam opens in October … Continue reading

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Desmond Bagley: Running Blind

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Running Blind Desmond Bagley First published in the UK, 1970, Collins This edition, 2000, House of Stratus ISBN: 1842320165 230 pages Like a proper thriller, this starts by chucking you into the middle of something. Alan Stewart is standing by … Continue reading

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Props to Torquay

A little story from Torquay Herald Express – David Suchet giving Poirot’s cane to the local Museum. The Museum already has Poirot’s furniture: “They said they were filming the final ever episode of Poirot and were looking for a permanent … Continue reading

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Digging a little deeper: June’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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A little late to June’s best of the blogosphere, but it was a good month, especially in terms of highlighting a few more obscure (or at least, rarely blogged) writers. A first mention on here for Ann Cleeves, creator of … Continue reading

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Charles Warren Adams: The Notting Hill Mystery

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The Notting Hill Mystery Charles Warren Adams (as Charles Felix) First published in the UK 1862-3 in ‘Once a Week’ This edition 2012, British Library Publishing ISBN: 9780712358590 312 pages Two alternatives present themselves. In the first we must altogether ignore … Continue reading

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Who is the Bestest Ever crime writer? And other questions…

The Crime Writers’ Association is about to celebrate its 60th birthday (it was founded by John Creasey on Bonfire Night 1953). To mark its anniversary, the CWA is going to ask its 600+ members three questions: A) Who is the … Continue reading

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