Tag Archives: 1910s

Louis Joseph Vance: The Bandbox

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I thought I’d have a go at the 1924 celebration at Stuck in a Book and Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings, so I did a hasty breakfast-time search on Project Gutenberg and downloaded The Bandbox for my week’s commuting. By the time I noticed … Continue reading

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Wodehouse, P. G.: Death at the Excelsior

‘In a Southampton boarding-house, in a room with a locked door, this man was stung by a cobra. To add a little mystification to the limpid simplicity of the affair, when the door was opened there was no sign of … Continue reading

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Frank Froest: The Grell Mystery

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The Grell Mystery Frank Froest First published in the UK 1913 by Eveleigh Nash 324 pages in print This edition Project Gutenberg Frank Froest was Superintendent of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Metropolitan Police from 1906 to his retirement in 1912 … Continue reading

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E. C. Bentley: Trent’s Last Case

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Trent’s Last Case E. C. Bentley First published in the UK 1913 by Nelson This edition possibly 1928* 325 pages Source: My own collection G. K. Chesterton called Trent’s Last Case ‘the finest detective story of modem times’. Short story maestro … Continue reading

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Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh

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Doctor Syn: A Tale of the Romney Marsh Russell Thorndike First published in the UK, 1915 by Nelson This edition, Kindle * * * * * Warning: This review contains an inherent spoiler.  * * * * * I’ve been meaning to … Continue reading

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R. Austin Freeman: The Singing Bone

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The Singing Bone R. Austin Freeman First published in the UK 1912 Source: The Internet The peculiar construction of the first four stories in the present collection will probably strike both reader and critic and seem to call for some explanation, … Continue reading

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Arthur J. Rees: The Shrieking Pit

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The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees First published in the UK, 1919 This edition: Project Gutenberg The inn, seen in the grey evening of a grey day, had a stark and sinister aspect, an atmosphere of mystery and secretiveness, an air of … Continue reading

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More crime TV news from the BBC

More classic crime news from the BBC this morning. Matt Lucas will play classic sleuth Henry Cuckoo in a new 6-part series this autumn. P. August Hernsmith wrote 15 Cuckoo stories between 1917 and 1931, publishing them in the ‘Housewife’s … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: His Last Bow

His Last Bow Arthur Conan Doyle First published in the UK September 1917, The Strand Magazine This version included in Leslie S. Klinger’s The Complete Annotated Sherlock Holmes, 2004 ISBN: 9780393059168 15 pages The Irish-American had entered the study and stretched his … Continue reading

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William Le Queux: The Doctor of Pimlico

The Doctor of Pimlico, Being the Disclosure of a Great Crime William Le Queux First published in the UK by Cassell, 1919 This edition, 2013, by Oleander Press ISBN:9781909349735 220 pages ‘If this man, Fetherston, has discovered the truth, as … Continue reading

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