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Georges Simenon: The Iron Staircase/The Train contains 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 →
Mr Bazalgette’s Agent Leonard Merrick First published in the UK 1888, George Routledge and Sons This edition The 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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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 →