Category Archives: Mystery

Old Stories: Deep Waters, edited by Martin Edwards

Deep Waters – Mysteries on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards, British Library, 2019 paperback, British Library Crime Classics series Another in the excellent British Library Crime Classics series, of which I am a great fan. The anthology: A most enjoyable anthology, with … Continue reading

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Short Story February (4)

Continuing with short story reading for February, there are less because of the novel I read and also I’ve been otherwise busy. Next time will be the wrap-up. I finished the Raffles story in Deep Waters, Mysteries on the Waves, … Continue reading

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Short Story February (3)

Continuing with short story reading for February. There is a break when a preordered fantasy novel, The Age of Death by Michael J. Sullivan arrived and I immediately started reading it. Back to stories next week. So far… From Deep Waters, Mysteries on … Continue reading

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Short Story February (2)

Continuing with short story reading for February. This second week, I finished up The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition): “The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage” “The Last Exploit of Harry the Actor” “The Ingenious Mr. … Continue reading

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Old Stories Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah

The Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah, 1972 (Dover Mystery Classics, Kindle Edition) Both the author and character here are new to me, and I was glad to make their acquaintance. The  thing that makes this detective distinct is his … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part THREE of three

Finishing up with the books I received for Christmas… The Dutch Shoe Mystery by Ellery Queen (1931). An eccentric millionairess is lying in a diabetic coma on a hospital bed in an anteroom of the surgical suite of the Dutch … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part TWO

Continuing with the books I received for Christmas… The Bellamy Trial by Francis Noyes Hart. One of the very first legal thrillers. Hart (1890-1943) drew on accounts of the 1922 Hall-Mills murder, the most notorious of her day. But the trial … Continue reading

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Gratefully Received – part ONE

Santa was generous this year, as always, and in addition to a scarf featuring Edward Gorey’s Doubtful Guest, and a really nice sweater, I did receive some books. Due to the bounty I’m going to make this a multi-part post. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Book: The Portrait Mystery

The Portrait Mystery by R. Austin Freeman, originally (c) 1918. Mystery short story collection featuring Dr. Throndyke. I read this collection in: The Complete Thorndyke, Volume II: Short Stories, (Part I), MX Publishing 2018 trade paper This is the third set of stories … Continue reading

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Current Reading: A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier, St. Martin’s Press, Minotaur Books 2018 hardcover, mystery novel. The Plot: Following the death of Mercy Carr’s fiancée Sgt. Martinez in Afghanistan, the retired military police officer, along with Elvis, Martinez’s bomb sniffing dog, … Continue reading

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