Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Reviewing Resolutions for 2013

And so 2012 draws to a close and 2013 beckons. I’m really pleased that my blog is still going strong and that people are still enjoying it. I would like to give a big thank you to all of my … Continue reading

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The ISOTCMN Awards for 2012

2012, the second year of my blog, and 141 books reviewed. Blimey. So how on earth to summarise all those? Well, for an overview of the year, you could check out the Puzzlies page which gives a month-by-month breakdown. But … Continue reading

Posted in Book Of The Month, Eric Keith, Paul Halter | 8 Comments

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book of the Month – December 2012

Not quite the end of the month, but with a year-end post coming up, it’s time for the December 2012 Puzzly, aka the In Search Of The Classic Mystery Novel book of the month “award”. It’s part of the Mysteries … Continue reading

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The Demon of Dartmoor by Paul Halter

In the village of Stapleford, the lady of the manor falls to her death down a flight of stairs. Witnesses said that she didn’t fall but was pushed by an invisible assailant. Fifty years later, history repeats itself, as, over … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Twist, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Halter | 24 Comments

The Magician’s Death by Paul Doherty

Two years, I’ve been blogging about mystery novels. Well, two years and three days, but what’s three days between friends? Throughout this time, I’ve kept one thing foremost in my mind – read what I want to read. Despite this … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Hugh Corbett, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 7 Comments

The Monk Who Vanished by Peter Tremayne

The Abbey of Imleach, in south west Ireland, is one of the centres of the Irish faith. When a failed assassination attempt on her brother, the king of Muman, sends Fidelma to the abbey following a lead, she encounters another … Continue reading

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The Relic Murders by Paul Doherty

1523, London and Henry VIII’s eye is beginning to wander in the direction of Anne Boleyn. Meanwhile, due to Roger Shallot ’s machinations, his master, Benjamin Daunbey, is sent to Italy on a diplomatic mission. Sworn to avoid Benjamin’s beloved … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Michael Clynes, Paul Doherty, Roger Shallot | 4 Comments