Tag Archives: 1860s

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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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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William Stephens Hayward: Revelations of a Lady Detective

Revelations of a Lady Detective William Stephens Hayward First published in the UK 1864 This edition The British Library Publishing Division, 2013 ISBN: 9780712358965 278 pages I mentioned the British Library’s services to classic crime fiction a few weeks back, and they … Continue reading

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News: Olds from the British Library

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The British Library is fast becoming a force in classic crime fiction. Last year saw them resurrecting two milestone books. The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams was first identified as the earliest crime novel by Julian Symons (I … Continue reading

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