Tag Archives: Golden Age mystery

Lois Austen-Leigh: The Incredible Crime

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Men with brains and ability can be found all over the world, moreover there are always others coming on to fill their places, but such Jacobean rooms as this are not to be found all over the world, nor are … Continue reading

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Ianthe Jerrold: Dead Man’s Quarry

Dead Man’s Quarry Ianthe Jerrold First published in the UK 1930 by Chapman and Hall This edition: Dean Street Press, 2015 ISBN: 9781910570456 326 pages Source: Review copy – thanks The county of Radnorshire was glorious after six months in London, the … Continue reading

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Crime publishing at the British Library – an interview with Rob Davies

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I’ve been reviewing the British Library’s crime publishing since Revelations of a Lady Detective in 2013, but for some reason it has only just occurred to me to include them in my occasional series of publisher profiles. Rob Davies at the BL … 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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Curtis Evans: Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery

Masters of the “Humdrum” Mystery Cecil John Charles Street, Freeman Wills Crofts, Alfred Walter Stewart and the British Detective Novel, 1920-1961 Curtis Evans 9780786470242 McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers The so-called Humdrum writers are a deserving group in their own … Continue reading

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