April began with Lovejoy, the ‘loveable’ rogue created by Jonathan Gash. I’ve reviewed his first title The Judas Pair previously. Lovejoy is a much rougher diamond than appeared on TV in the 80s and the books have a genuinely dark … Continue reading →
Posted in Classic crime round-up, Classic mystery book review, Espionage, Information Received, Suspense, Thriller
Tagged Claire McGowan, classic crime fiction, Geoffrey Household, Henry Sutton, John Buchan, Jonathan Gash, Julian Symons, Lovejoy, Paul Collicutt, William Stephens Hayward
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I was at the London Book Fair for three long days this week. On my way around I grabbed a few catalogues and kept my eyes open for titles of interest to classic crime fans. I’ve already mentioned the British Library’s new … Continue reading →
Tagged Alan Hunter, Allison and Busby, Book Guild Publishing, Budd Schulberg, C&R Crime, George Gently, James Bond, John Buchan, John le Carré, Jonathan Gash, June Thomson, L. Ron Hubbard, London Book Fair, N. M. Scott, New Era Publications, Paul Collicutt, Raymond Chandler, SelfMadeHero, Sherlock Holmes, Ted Lewis, Vintage Books, William Boyd
I received some review copies of the new editions of Jonathan Gash’s Lovejoy novels from Constable & Robinson yesterday. I’ll be reading them for Eurocrime, but thought I’d share the covers now.
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The internet’s great and everything, but it does have downsides. One of them, for me, is the loss of serendipity. Before Amazon, Abebooks and Green Metropolis, I could hear about a book but not actually get hold of it for … Continue reading →
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The Judas Pair Jonathan Gash First published in the UK 1977, William Collins (The Crime Club) This edition 1986, Arrow ISBN: 0099470705 210 pages Score 4/5 – with reservations I bought this for a bargain £1.50 at Norwich Market in … Continue reading →
June was a very active reading month for me. I enjoyed two new paperback releases for Euro Crime, finished my last birthday gift, and managed some intensive reading on planes to and from San Diego. But yes, I am a … Continue reading →