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‘Sweat, petroleum and khaki…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The New Windmill Series, Heinemann, 1962 272 pages Source: Reviewer’s own ‘Do you remember those years, Amanda? They seem quite mad at this distance. Dull, … Continue reading

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‘When he replaced his hat he put it on straight.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition The Reprint Society, 1953 288 pages Source: Reviewer’s own It was on that freezing walk that Charlie Luke caught the first wind of the … Continue reading

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‘We’re wonderfully highly mechanised at Central Office these days, Campion.’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition Penguin Books, 1983 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own Hitherto she had thought very little about policemen, classing them vaguely as necessities which were on the whole … Continue reading

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‘The sky was yellow as a duster…’ Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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The Tiger in the Smoke Margery Allingham First published in the UK 1952, Chatto & Windus This edition Penguin Books, 1961 224 pages Source: Reviewer’s own In the shady ways of Britain today it is customary to refer to the Metropolis of London as … Continue reading

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Mary Stewart: My Brother Michael

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My Brother Michael Mary Stewart First published in the UK 1959, Hodder & Stoughton This edition Hodder, 2011 ISBN: 9781444711233 356 pages Source: Norwich Millennium Library Camilla Haven is a 25-year-old Latin teacher on a one-woman pilgrimage to the sites of … Continue reading

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D.O.A.

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D.O.A. Director: Rudolph Maté Screenplay: Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene Starring: Edmond O’Brien as Frank Bigelow, Pamela Britton as Paula Gibson, Luther Adler as Majak Production company: Cardinal Pictures Date of release: 1950 ‘I want to report a murder.’ ‘Who … Continue reading

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Folio Society edition of Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke

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I spotted today that the Folio Society, the UK publisher of quality editions of classic books, has produced an edition of Margery Allingham’s London noir The Tiger in the Smoke (1952). Tiger makes the CWA top 100, and ranks as … Continue reading

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Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr Ripley

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The Talented Mr Ripley Patricia Highsmith First published in the US, 1955, Coward-McCann Inc First published in the 1956, UK, The Cresset Press This edition: 1999, Vintage ISBN: 9780099282877 249 pp Source: M. and A. C. Thompson Books, Wymondham The story opens … Continue reading

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Ian Fleming: From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love Ian Fleming First published in the UK by Jonathan Cape Ltd 1957 This edition Penguin Classics 2004 ISBN: Not given 259 pages He was at the top of his tree. the chief executioner of SMERSH, and therefore of the … Continue reading

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Cyril Hare: Best Detective Stories

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Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare Cyril Hare, with an introduction by Michael Gilbert First published in the UK by Faber and Faber Limited, 1959 This edition, Faber and Faber, 1986 ISBN: 0571145191 272 pages He was profoundly thankful to … Continue reading

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