Tag Archives: Peter Dickinson

Smelly old books of the year, 2015

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Feels like it’s time for an end-of-the-year wrap-up. I got myself an e-reader at the end of 2014, and so my reading in 2015 has been dominated by the nice, free-to-air output of Project Gutenberg. In other words, most of my … Continue reading

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October’s book of the month

October was a relatively read-y month for me, with six books completed plus a few one-off stories. Peter Dickinson: A Pride of Heroes A lion-infested stately home is the venue for a story of suicide, murder, and impersonation. Jimmy Pibble investigates. … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Party: #1969book results

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MWAH HA HA HA HAAAA! Vell-come to October’s Crimes of the Century, vhich this month saw the gang reviewing books from 1969. So put down your pumpkins and read all about the crime fiction that rounded out the 60s. Santosh read … Continue reading

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Peter Dickinson: A Pride of Heroes (aka The Old English Peep Show)

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Last week I reviewed The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest, Peter Dickinson’s CWA 1968 gold dagger winning debut, and a lovely book. With 1969’s A Pride of Heroes, Dickinson won the dagger again, and even better for his career, made himself eligible for … Continue reading

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Peter Dickinson: The Glass-Sided Ants’ Nest

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I’ve wanted to read this book for years, but was finally spurred to buy it by my need to read the next in the series for the 1969 challenge (A Pride of Heroes coming up soon). The set-up is certainly … Continue reading

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Just the facts: Murder in Print

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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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