Category Archives: Non-fiction

A Life of Josephine Tey – an interview with biographer Jennifer Morag Henderson

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Beth MacKintosh – ‘Josephine Tey’ to mystery fans – was born in Inverness in 1896 and died in 1952. The Daughter of Time, her fictionalised enquiry into the life of Richard III, was voted best crime novel by the Crime Writers’ Association … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Erik Routley’s The Puritan Pleasures of the Detective Story

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The Puritan Pleasures of the Detective Story Erik Routley First published in the UK by Gollancz, 1972 ISBN: 0575013842 253 pages Source: Borrowed It’s been a while since I wrote up a non-fiction book for ‘Just the Facts’, in fact … Continue reading

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Just the Facts: Julian Symons’ Bloody Murder

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Bloody Murder – From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: A History Julian Symons First published in the UK Faber and Faber Ltd, 1972 This edition 1975, Penguin ISBN: 0140037942 270 pages I continue my occasional series on non-fiction books … Continue reading

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