Tag Archives: detective fiction

Post-Referendum Reading – Vigilante

I haven’t been reading much lately, or it’s been taking me much longer to get through books than usual. There are all sorts of reasons for this, to do with family life, too much time on social media or playing … Continue reading

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Not a Word out of Place – Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep

After Snow White Must Die – another book where I was itching to get out my red pencil – I discovered that it was the 70th anniversary of the creation of Raymond Chandler’s iconic private detective Philip Marlowe. I’d been … Continue reading

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Snow White Must Die

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus, translated from German by Steven T. Murray (Pan Macmillan, 2012), certainly benefits from an eyecatching title and cover as well as “international bestseller status” and inclusion in Richard and Judy’s Book Club. Weirdly, … Continue reading

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Irritating Beyond Measure: Ian Sansom’s The Norfolk Mystery

What the Publisher Says About It: Love Miss Marple? Adore Holmes and Watson? Professor Morley’s guide to Norfolk is a story of bygone England; quaint villages, eccentric locals – and murder! It is 1937 and disillusioned Spanish Civil War veteran … Continue reading

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History, Fiction and Richard III, Part 1: The Daughter of Time

Between getting over a bout of flu and catching up on all my work it’s going to be tricky to find time for the blog for a while, but my brain is whirling with ideas for posts on a certain … Continue reading

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Of Books and TV Adaptations: The Wings of the Sphinx

One of the first of my Christmas present books that I got through was the 11th in Andrea Camilleri‘s Montalbano series, The Wings of the Sphinx. It was also the first one I’d read where I’d seen the TV version … Continue reading

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Behold a Pale Horse by Peter Tremayne – a rant

I normally wait until I’ve finished reading a book before posting about it, but this is going to be more of a rant than a review! Having finished the excellent but mammoth Traveller of the Century, I was in the … Continue reading

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