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May 2015’s book of the month

May’s reading covered five decades of crime fiction, starting more than a century ago with Frank Froest’s The Grell Mystery (1913), a bit of a hymn to Scotland Yard. Robert Grell, ‘social idol, millionaire and diplomat, and winner of the greatest matrimonial prize in London’ … Continue reading

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Nicolas Freeling: Double-Barrel

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Double-Barrel Nicolas Freeling First published by Victor Gollancz, UK, 1964 This edition Penguin Books 1967 ISBN: 0140025855 Cover design by Robert Hollingsworth Source: City Books Norwich ‘You have acquired a professionalism, a competence – and the usual police skills. But … Continue reading

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Nicolas Freeling: Gun Before Butter

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Gun Before Butter Nicolas Freeling First published in the UK 1963, Victor Gollancz This edition Penguin Books, 1965 ISBN: 9780140022803 224 pages Source: M. & A. C. Thompson, Wymondham, Norfolk Van der Valk is a cop show I dimly remember my … Continue reading

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Digging a little deeper: June’s classic crime in the blogosphere

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A little late to June’s best of the blogosphere, but it was a good month, especially in terms of highlighting a few more obscure (or at least, rarely blogged) writers. A first mention on here for Ann Cleeves, creator of … Continue reading

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