Tag Archives: Pan Books

Robert Barnard: A Little Local Murder

She drew porridge-flecked air into her majestic lungs, and bellowed: ‘Ernest!’ From the kitchen there came a series of puppyish whines and a clatter of pans, and a minute or two later Ernest Withens, Chairman of the Twytching District Council, … Continue reading

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Robert Barnard: The Case of the Missing Brontë

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Driving through the Yorkshire Dales, car trouble forces Scotland Yard detective Perry Trethowan and his wife Jan to stay the night in the village of Hutton-le-Dales (presumably a mix of Hutton-le-Hole and Thornton-le-Dale). Seeking refuge in the local pub, they encounter retired teacher Miss … Continue reading

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Francis Iles: Malice Aforethought

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Dr Bickleigh, an unassuming little chap with a distinct inferiority complex, lives in the exclusive hamlet of Wyvern’s Cross with his domineering wife Julia. Julia is one of the Devonshire Crewstantons; Bickleigh the son of a shopkeeper. She rules Bickleigh … Continue reading

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Gavin Lyall: Shooting Script

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Shooting Script Gavin Lyall First published in the UK by Hodder & Stoughton, 1966 This edition, Pan Books, 1968 ISBN: 330020595 235 pages Source: Unnamed bookshop, Cromer I found this at a lovely little bookshop at 36 Church Street, Cromer. It appears to have no … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

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The ABC Murders Agatha Christie First published in the UK by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1936 This edition, Pan Books, 1958 ISBN: 0330256521 192 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich The ABC Murders opens with Captain Hastings coming back to England from his ranch … Continue reading

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Hillary Waugh’s Prisoner’s Plea

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Prisoner’s Plea Hillary Waugh First published in the US, 1963, Doubleday Crime Club This edition: Pan Books, 1966 204 pages Source: The Children’s Society charity shop, Wymondham Dear Chief Fellows: My name is Ernest Sellers and I am in Death … Continue reading

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Hillary Waugh: Last Seen Wearing…

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Last Seen Wearing… Hillary Waugh First published in the US by Doubleday Crime Club, 1952 This edition: 1960, Pan Books 186 pages Source: Greenmetropolis Marilyn Lowell Mitchell, an 18-year-old student at a fictional college in Bristol, Massachusetts, goes missing from her dorm. … Continue reading

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Dick Francis: The Danger

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The Danger Dick Francis First published in the UK 1983, Michael Joseph Ltd This edition Pan Books, 2007 ISBN: 9780330450423 406 pages Source: British Red Cross, Wymondham Kidnapping, you see, is my business. Andrew Douglas works for Liberty Market, an agency … Continue reading

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Arthur Conan Doyle: The Sign of Four

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The Sign of Four Arthur Conan Doyle with an introduction by Graham Greene First published in the UK 1890, Blackett This version Pan Books, 1975 ISBN: 0330244264 140 pages Source: Had it for ages Sherlock Holmes took his bottle from the … Continue reading

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Paula Gosling: A Running Duck aka Fair Game

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A Running Duck (Fair Game in the US) Paula Gosling First published in the UK 1978, Macmillan London Ltd This edition 1979, Pan Books Ltd ISBN: 0330258044 202 pages Source: Greenmetropolis ‘I can’t mollycoddle and aim a gun at the same time.’ I … Continue reading

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