Monthly Archives: October 2013

Penguin Pool Murder

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Penguin Pool Murder Director: George Archainbaud Screenplay: Willis Goldbeck Starring: Edna May Oliver as Hildegarde Withers, James Gleason as Inspector Oscar Piper, Mae Clarke as Gwen Parker, Robert Armstrong as Barry Costello Production company: RKO Radio Pictures Date of release: … Continue reading

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Nicolas Freeling: Gun Before Butter

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Gun Before Butter Nicolas Freeling First published in the UK 1963, Victor Gollancz This editionĀ Penguin Books, 1965 ISBN: 9780140022803 224 pages Source: M. & A. C. Thompson, Wymondham, Norfolk Van der Valk is a cop show I dimly remember my … Continue reading

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Julian Symons: The Players and the Game

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The Players and the Game Julian Symons First published in the UK by William Collins & Sons Company Ltd, 1972 This edition Penguin Books, 1984 ISBN: 0140038086 218 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich The Players and the Game is a … Continue reading

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The Great Ape Robbery

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It’s part of my mission statement to bring you all the big news about classic crime fiction. This doesn’t really qualify as big, but here goes. You might remember my intrepid travel journalism last month, which came complete with a … Continue reading

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Cast news for Jamaica Inn

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News reaches me from the Guardian that Jessica Brown Findlay, who starred in something Mrs Offences watches (not the midwives: the butler one), has been cast as Mary Yellan in the BBC’s new Jamaica Inn. News of this also appeared … Continue reading

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