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Review: The Wells of St Mary’s by R C Sheriff

So, the hiatus has been slightly longer than intended, as I'd forgotten quite how labour-intensive newborns can be - not to mention their scornful disregard for the concepts of night and day and having the appetite of some unlucky lovechild of Obelix and Scooby Doo (what, you didn't see that episode?). So, blogging will continue … Continue reading Review: The Wells of St Mary’s by R C Sheriff

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Review: Murder isn’t Easy by Richard Hull

Nicholas Latimer is a noble artiste, the underappreciated copywriter for - and by far the most important director of - that exceptional advertising agency NeO-aD. Alas, his need for extensive imaginative thinking time and flexible hours of work, along with his robust ideas about approaches to advertising and his stunning ability to enliven a campaign … Continue reading Review: Murder isn’t Easy by Richard Hull

Review: The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie

Consummate young silly ass, Gerry Wade, is the despair of hosts and hostesses across the land, with his inability to make it to breakfast before the eggs are congealed, the toast has wilted and the coffee has grown chill and distinctly unwelcoming. And so, a small group of sundry other young silly-asses and interchangeable girls … Continue reading Review: The Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s Nemesis: A Health and Safety Guide

So, you’re a long-time Agatha Christie fan. You’ve read all the brilliant ones, the good and the decent ones and tackled most of those filed under ‘meh!’ and now you feel bound and obliged to complete the set. You’ve heard the rumours: but, hey, opinions differ, your expectations are set sensibly low and even an … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Nemesis: A Health and Safety Guide

Review: Dead Mrs Stratton (AKA Jumping Jenny) by Anthony Berkeley

“From the triple gallows three figures swung lazily, one woman and two men. Only a gentle creaking of their ropes sounded in the quiet night. A horn lantern, perched above the triangle of the crosspieces, swayed in the slight wind, causing the three shadows to leap and prance on the ground in a grotesque dance … Continue reading Review: Dead Mrs Stratton (AKA Jumping Jenny) by Anthony Berkeley