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Ethel Lina White: While She Sleeps

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Miss Loveapple woke with a smile. She had slept well; her digestion was good – her conscience clear; and she had not an enemy in the world. There was nothing to warn her that, within the next hour, she would … Continue reading

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Ethel Lina White: Step in the Dark

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It was only ten days since she had left England, for the first time in her life. Since then, much had happened – and it had happened too quickly. She had come to Brussels and met the Count.

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Ethel Lina White: Wax

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A voice seemed to limp over the wire. It was faint and breathless, as though the person had been running. ‘Are – you – there?’ ‘Yes,’ she replied. ‘Who are you?’ ‘Are you Room Eight, Golden Lion?’ ‘Yes. Who are-‘ … Continue reading

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‘Tinned porridge, useless nerve cures, non-alcoholic beverages’: #1933book results

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Every month at Past Offences we review crime books and films from a chosen year. Jose Ignacio picked 1933 – peak Golden Age – for February. Bev started us off with Valentine Williams’ The Clock Ticks On, with a nice … Continue reading

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Ed. Martin Edwards: Serpents in Eden

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This new volume of shorts from the British Library celebrates the rural mystery with stories written over a 50-year period by authors as diverse as Arthur Conan Dole, Ethel Lina White, G. K. Chesterton, Margery Allingham, Gladys Mitchell, and Leo Bruce. … Continue reading

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May 2015’s book of the month

May’s reading covered five decades of crime fiction, starting more than a century ago with Frank Froest’s The Grell Mystery (1913), a bit of a hymn to Scotland Yard. Robert Grell, ‘social idol, millionaire and diplomat, and winner of the greatest matrimonial prize in London’ … Continue reading

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Ethel Lina White: Some Must Watch

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Some Must Watch Ethel Lina White First published in the UK 1933 by Ward, Lock and Co. 256 pages in print This edition Business and Leadership Publishing Helen Capel is 19 years old, ‘a small erect figure’ in a shabby tweed coat and a … 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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Ed. Martin Edwards: Capital Crimes

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Capital Crimes Ed. Martin Edwards First published in the UK 2014 by the British Library 320 pages ISBN 9780712357494 Source: Publisher review copy ‘London is an inexhaustible place.’ he mused. ‘Its variety is infinite.’ Short-story collections must be tough to put together. … Continue reading

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