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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

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If this had been an old house, with creaking wood, and dark shadows, and heavily panelled walls, there might have been an eerie feeling. But this house was the essence of modernity. There were no dark corners – no possible sliding panels – … Continue reading

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Reginald Hill: Under World

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But down here survival was too far beneath hope to make a motive, and the darkness was fetid with doubt and accusation. Time for the bottom line, as the Yanks put it. Place for a bottom line too. And the … Continue reading

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E. C. R. Lorac, Murder by Matchlight

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British mystery writer E. C. R. Lorac wrote an impressive 48 novels, and another 23 under her second pen-name, Carol Carnac. The Lorac books usually feature her main series character, Chief Inspector Robert Macdonald, who stars in this title. Murder by Matchlight was … Continue reading

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Ethel Lina White: Fear Stalks the Village

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Fear Stalks the Village Ethel Lina White First published in the UK 1932 by Ward, Lock 190 pages in print This edition Business and Leadership Publishing The village was beautiful. It was enfolded in a hollow of the Downs, and wrapped up snugly—first, … Continue reading

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Ethel Lina White: The Wheel Spins

The Wheel Spins Ethel Lina White First published in the UK 1936 by Collins Crime Club 190 pages in print This edition Business and Leadership Publishing, oddly With the triumph of near-pioneers, the crowd had swooped down on a beautiful village of … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Crooked House

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Crooked House Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1949, Collins Crime Club This edition Fontana, 1974 ISBN: 0006137989 160 pages Source: City Bookshop My post about the Crime Writers Association’s most recent poll garnered recommendations from Sarah and Sergio for … Continue reading

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Sarah Caudwell: The Shortest Way to Hades

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The Shortest Way to Hades Sarah Caudwell First published in the UK 1984, Collins Crime Club This edition Robinson, 2012 ISBN: 9781780339269 243 pages Source: Norwich Millennium Library It is logically impossible, you see, for a lie to be perfectly consistent with … Continue reading

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