Tag Archives: Victor Gollancz

Anthony Price: The Labyrinth Makers

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Funerals meant going outside, into the field, among strangers. And he was not a field man, never had been and never wanted to be. The back room among the files and the reports was his field. It was far more … 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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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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Edmund Crispin: The Case of the Gilded Fly

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The Case of the Gilded Fly Edmund Crispin First published in the UK 1944, Victor Gollancz This edition Vintage, 2009 ISBN: 9780099542131 206 pages Source: City Bookshop The Case of the Gilded Fly is the first mystery novel by Edmund Crispin. … 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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John le Carré: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold John le Carré First published in the UK by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1963 This edition Penguin Classics, 2010 ISBN: 9780141194523 258 pages Score 4/5 ‘What do you think spies are: priests, saints and martyrs? They’re … Continue reading

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