Tag Archives: History-mystery

Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time

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Buy The Daughter of Time at Amazon.com (US visitors) Everything in that history had been hearsay. And if there was one word that a policeman loathed more than another it was hearsay. Especially when applied to evidence.

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John Dickson Carr: The Devil in Velvet

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I had been long anticipating the moment when my reading of the CWA’s top 100 crime and mystery books eventually brought me to The Devil in Velvet. It’s going to take a lot to beat the oddity of this book’s … Continue reading

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Ellis Peters: The Leper of Saint Giles

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The Leper of Saint Giles Ellis Peters First published in the UK 1981,¬†Macmillan London Ltd This edition 2000, Warner Books ISBN:¬†0751511056 223 pages Score 4/5 Quite an ecclesiastical feel this month, with Ellis Peters and G. K. Chesterton turning up … Continue reading

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Ellis Peters: A Morbid Taste for Bones

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A Morbid Taste for Bones Ellis Peters First published in the UK 1977, Macmillan London Ltd This edition 2007, Sphere ISBN: 9780751517491 250 pages Score 3/5 I read a post a while ago about TV adaptations influencing how you picture … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell: A Fatal Inversion

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Get A Fatal Inversion on DVD from Amazon.com (US visitors) A Fatal Inversion Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine First published in the UK 1987, Viking ISBN: 0670809772 317 pages Score 4/5 I bought this on a recent trip to … Continue reading

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Death Comes as the End

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Death Comes as the End Agatha Christie First published in the UK 1945, William Collins and Sons This edition 1985, Fontana ISBN: N/A 191 pages Score 4/5 This was an Oxfam Bookshop find. Death Comes as the End is one … Continue reading

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