Tag Archives: Leonard Merrick

Crime fiction pick of the month, September 2013

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Georges Simenon: The Iron Staircase/The Train┬ácontains two novellas. The first is the story of Etienne Lomel, a self-obsessed and lonely man who may or may not be being slowly poisoned by his wife. I found it a little annoying, to … Continue reading

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Leonard Merrick: Mr Bazalgette’s Agent

Mr Bazalgette’s Agent Leonard Merrick First published in the UK 1888, George Routledge and Sons This edition┬áThe British Library, 2013 ISBN: 9780712357029 139 pages This is the latest in the British Library’s growing list of forgotten crime classics, and is … Continue reading

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News: Olds from the British Library

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The British Library is fast becoming a force in classic crime fiction. Last year saw them resurrecting two milestone books. The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams was first identified as the earliest crime novel by Julian Symons (I … Continue reading

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