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The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook edited by Kate White

And now for something completely different… The nice folks at Quirk Books – providers of the Nick & Tesla series and The Last Policeman series – asked me to take a look at this one. The Mystery Writers of American … Continue reading

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Please Allow Me To (Re-)Introduce Myself…

New Year, same old blog, but as I’ve picked up a few new followers recently, I thought I’d take a moment to say hi – Hi! – and just say a bit about the raison d’être of my frequent bletherings. … Continue reading

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Review Of The Year – 2014

Another year of In Search Of The Classic Mystery Novel – not quite 100 books this year, unless you count the three Sherlock Holmes audiobooks. Actually, what the hell, given that last year’s book of the year was an audiobook … Continue reading

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My blog in 2014 in review by the numbers

On the off-chance that anyone’s remotely interested, the stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for my blog. My personal review comes tomorrow. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Not a review of any sort today, just best wishes to all of my readers and all of my reviewees for the festive season. Hope you have a great and peaceful holiday with loads of lovely books from Santa. Merry … Continue reading

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Top Five Underappreciated Books – My 600th Post

I’ve been banging on about mystery novels since 20th December 2010 and, at an average rate of 2.32 days per post, we hit post number 600. I didn’t do anything special for the 500th post – mainly as I didn’t … Continue reading

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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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