Tag Archives: HarperCollins

Robert Barnard: A Little Local Murder

She drew porridge-flecked air into her majestic lungs, and bellowed: ‘Ernest!’ From the kitchen there came a series of puppyish whines and a clatter of pans, and a minute or two later Ernest Withens, Chairman of the Twytching District Council, … Continue reading

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Robert Barnard: The Case of the Missing Brontë

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Driving through the Yorkshire Dales, car trouble forces Scotland Yard detective Perry Trethowan and his wife Jan to stay the night in the village of Hutton-le-Dales (presumably a mix of Hutton-le-Hole and Thornton-le-Dale). Seeking refuge in the local pub, they encounter retired teacher Miss … Continue reading

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Frank Richardson: The Mayfair Mystery

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The Mayfair Mystery Frank Richardson First published 1907 by Mitchell Kennerley as 2835 Mayfair Published 1929 by the Detective Story Club Ltd This edition HarperCollins, August 2015 240 pages ISBN: 9780008137083 Source: Bodies from the Library The Detective Story Club was launched by the … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime Agatha Christie First published in the UK by Collins, 1929 This edition HarperCollins, 2010 ISBN: 9780007111503 Pages: 352 Source: ebook edition In preparation for the BBC’s new version of Partners in Crime (due to be aired this autumn), … Continue reading

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Publishing the Golden Age

I posted earlier in the week about Bodies from the Library. One of the talks I enjoyed most, as a publisher myself, was Publishing the Golden Age, which gave me a severe case of career-envy. David Brawn of HarperCollins is … Continue reading

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