Category Archives: General

Too Many Mysteries – A Cry For Help!

As regular readers will have spotted, I’ve just moved house – a lovely farmhouse that’s older than the USA – and I’ve got my own study. Four walls – one of which is somewhat inflicted with damp – a ceiling … Continue reading

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Top Five Underappreciated Authors – My Three Year Blogiversary Post

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun… it’s my three-year blogiversary today (which I only noticed when WordPress told me), but I felt that it deserved a little post to celebrate.  355 books reviewed, 481 posts (including this one) including … Continue reading

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The Book Q & A

There’s a fascinating post over on Margot Kinberg’s blog – Confessions of a Mystery Novelist. Margot was asked by Angela Savage, author of the Jayne Keeney series of books, to answer the following questions and then pass it on. Margot … Continue reading

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CWA Evening at Formby Books

You’ll have noticed a few mentions in my posts recently about moving house – what I may have not mentioned is it was a significant move (for the UK) at least, from Formby in Merseyside to the West Midlands. There … Continue reading

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Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

… in a couple of week’s time. Regular readers may have noticed that there hasn’t been a post for a week, and there probably won’t be one for another ten days or so. As most of you can testify, moving house can … Continue reading

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Medieval Miscreants – A Request For Help

My “Original Sins” strand is drawing to a close with one or two more books to come before the end of March and it’s time for my chronological trek through the world to historical mysteries to move to the medieval … Continue reading

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Some Mysterious Odds and Ends

No review today – there will probably be one tomorrow – but there’s a few odds and ends of information that I’d thought I’d share with you all. As ever, feel free to ignore it…

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The Revenge of “The House In Goblin Wood”

Yes, it’s back. The strange case of Carter Dickson’s fantastic short story The House In Goblin Wood. Or, more accurately, the fact that I seem to get periodic spikes of interest in that post. Below is a graph of the … Continue reading

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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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My 250th Post – What I Don’t Like In A Mystery

250 posts… when I started this blog, about eighteen months ago, I honestly didn’t think I’d get past twenty posts, let alone a quarter-millennium. But, 184 book reviews, several short story reviews and a whole plethora of other stuff – … Continue reading

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