Tag Archives: Charles Warren Adams

British Library Crime Classics – which is your favourite?

The Puzzle Doctor just commented that Christopher St John Sprigg’s Death of an Airman was his favourite British Library classic crime novel so far, making me wonder which was mine. If you haven’t picked up on them yet, the BL’s series has … Continue reading

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Crime fiction pick of the month: July 2013

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I read three more of the CWA’s top 100 this month, bringing my total to 48 (you’ll see from my pie chart that this is only 47.1% – Len Deighton’s Game, Set and Match are three books, not one). Next … Continue reading

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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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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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