Tag Archive: crime fiction

Christie and Crumpets – now that’s a bandwagon I’ll happily jump on!

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Inspired by Lucy’s recent Agatha Christie fest, I took to my bed over the weekend with a steaming mug of tea, a stack of toasted crumpets and a couple of dusty disintegrating Christies… Continue reading

#AW80Books: ‘The Man Who Went Up in Smoke’ by Sjowall & Wahloo

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It’s been a while since I read the first novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Roseanna, and as I’ve abandoned myself to my current craving for crime, I thought I’d dig out the… Continue reading

Josephine Tey’s ‘A Shilling For Candles’

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When the dead body of a famous actress is discovered on the beach early one morning, circumstances point to foul play, and Inspector Alan Grant is called in to solve the mystery of… Continue reading

Murder Mystery On A Train, You Say? That Sounds First Class!

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My old love of the mystery novel has recently been re-ignited, and I’ve been reveling in some of the finest examples of detective fiction. Josephine Tey was an author whose name and work… Continue reading

‘I may be in a damned rotten position, but I ain’t makin’ a public spectacle of myself, by Jove!’

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When I was younger, I was obsessed with detective fiction. I devoured Agatha Christie novels as a teen, before embracing the sharp jazzy prose of Raymond Chandler and the satisfying plots and fleshed… Continue reading