Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Probability of Murder by Ada Madison

I’m going to break a habit with this post – it’s the 200th post of my little blog and to celebrate – I’m going to write another book review! Sorry, no summaries, no best of… lists – if you want … Continue reading

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Taken At The Flood aka There Is A Tide by Agatha Christie

Rosaleen Cloade has been unlucky in love. Her first husband has been reported dead in far-off Africa. Her second husband, Gordon Cloade, died in a bombing in the Blitz. Now, however, due to her inheritance, she is rich beyond her … Continue reading

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Ghostly Murders by Paul Doherty

We return to the previously untold tales of Chaucer’s pilgrims with the fourth in the series, as told to the travellers by the Poor Priest. It’s the tale of a young priest (guess who?) and his brother and their attempts … Continue reading

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All The Lonely People by Martin Edwards

Liverpool, 1991. Lawyer Harry Devlin is surprised to come home one evening to find his long-estranged wife Liz on his sofa watching television – appropriately, Woody Allen’s Love and Death. She has fled the house she shares with local villain … Continue reading

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Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen – A Joint Review

Well, as promised ages ago, here’s my and Patrick’s joint review of Ellery Queen’s serial killer thriller Cat of Many Tails. It’s a joint review over on At The Scene of the Crime and it’s fair to say that our … Continue reading

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Endless Night by Agatha Christie

Every night and every morn, Some to misery are born, Every morn and every night, Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night. William Blake, Auguries of Innocence Michael Rogers … Continue reading

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The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb

York, 1363. A mysterious pilgrim dies after receiving some medicine from local apothecary Nicholas Wilton. When a nobleman receives the same mediceine and suffers the same fate, Owen Archer, ex-Captain of the, yes, Archers, is dispatched undercover to the apothecary … Continue reading

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A Milestone Post – 50000 visits and counting…

Well, I’ve hit 50,000 visits, so I figure that’s cause for a State of the Nation speech – i.e. a bunch of general bits of waffle for new and old readers alike as to what I’m up to with this … Continue reading

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Seeking The Dead by Kate Ellis

In the city of Eborby (that’s a disguised York, by the way), the so-called Resurrection Man is on the prowl, killing people by burying them alive and then dumping their naked bodies in churchyards. Meanwhile, Carmel Hennessy finds herself stalked … Continue reading

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Sherlockian Shorts – Silver Blaze

First published in 1892, Silver Blaze is the first story in the second collection of stories, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes What’s It About? Champion racehorse Silver Blaze has been kidnapped… er, horsenapped from his stables and his trainer is … Continue reading

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