Monthly Archives: January 2014

Simon Brett: What Bloody Man is That?

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What Bloody Man is That? Simon Brett First published in the UK 1987 This edition Dell Publishing, 1989 ISBN: 0440203449 232 pages Source: My Reader’s Block After I completed last year’s Vintage Mystery Challenge, Bev at My Reader’s Block was kind … Continue reading

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The Game’s An App*

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The BBC has launched the official Sherlock app. Developed by The Project Factory, the app contains exclusive video content featuring Cumberbatch and Freeman. Sherlock Holmes has a message for you. He wants you to help him solve his latest case. Using … Continue reading

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2014 Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge

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After successfully completing last year’s Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge, I’m going to try to do the same in 2014. The rules to this year’s challenge are explained over at My Reader’s Block. Basically I’m going to be trying to complete … Continue reading

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Edmund Crispin: The Case of the Gilded Fly

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The Case of the Gilded Fly Edmund Crispin First published in the UK 1944, Victor Gollancz This edition Vintage, 2009 ISBN: 9780099542131 206 pages Source: City Bookshop The Case of the Gilded Fly is the first mystery novel by Edmund Crispin. … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 2 so far – and a poll

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Well, we’re half-way through series 2 of Father Brown (they don’t hang around in Kembleford). Some things are the same as always. There is the obligatory daily mention of Mrs McCarthy’s prize-winning strawberry scones. Fans of the anachronism will like … Continue reading

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Jamaica Inn up for sale

Following on from my post last year about Ruth Rendell’s house-sale, here is some more property news of interest to crime fans. Jamaica Inn, owned (at different times) by Daphne du Maurier and Alistair MacLean, is now on sale with … Continue reading

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Father Brown series 2

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Another classic detective series is returning this month. The BBC’s Father Brown will be back for ten episodes in mid-January, with a further 15 already commissioned for next year. Judging by the comments on Past Offences, the series disappointed fans … Continue reading

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