The Measure Of Malice: Scientific Mysteries edited by Martin Edwards

The British Library Crime Classics anthologies are always something to look forward to. The latest collection of 14 short stories gives us detectives and criminals who, using a variety of scientific disciplines, solve…or try to get away with…murder.  The authors as always vary. Well known authors include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy Sayers. But …

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The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories – Edited by Martin Edwards

This is the twelfth British Library Crime Classics anthology published, and the third collection set in winter. More specifically, this collection of short stories all occur around, or reference the Christmas season. Eleven tales involving murder, theft, and even a Christmas ghost!  This is a great collection of stories, that I thoroughly enjoyed. Edward Martin’s …

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Deep Waters by Martin Edwards

Anthologies are not something I usually read. Deep Waters has changed my mind…at least with regards to the British Library Crime Classics (I was traumatized by the Norton Anthologies in high school). This collection of short stories, the majority of which are from the Golden Age, has obviously been curated with great care. Sixteen tales …

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The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective by Baroness Orczy

The Case of Miss Elliot: The Teahouse Detective is a collection of short stories as told by a journalist recalling her conversations with the “old man in the corner”. Each story relates a recent well-known crime and is solved, using intelligence and reasoning only, by an unnamed, and quite unusual gentleman who sits at a …

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