The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs (1949)

On the night of September 4ththe Bishop of Greyle left The Cape Mervin Hotel and never returned. The next day, his emaciated body is found dead in Bolters Hole. Luckily an overworked Inspector Littlejohn is in residence, vacationing with his wife Letty, and the local constabulary are only to glad to have his help. Soon, …

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A Knife for Harry Dodd by George Bellairs (1953)

Harry Dodd is stabbed in the back while walking home from the pub. Who would want to kill such an unassuming man? Was it the mistress that he regrets moving in with, her mother (who just happens to live with them too), or one of the many family members who hate him for various reasons. …

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A Bundle of Reviews #3 – My Aunt in Room Five

Death of My Aunt by C. H. B. Kitchin (1929) Summoned by his wealthy Aunt Catherine to her home for a consultation on her finances, young stockbroker Malcolm Warren anticipates a benefit for his business. But during their interview he delivers a fatal dose of poison to her, unintentionally of course, and becomes a suspect …

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A Bundle of Reviews #11 Or He’d Rather Be A Lepidopterist

He’d Rather Be Dead by George Bellairs (1945) Over the course of many years, The Mayor of Westcombe, Sir Gideon Ware, has systematically turned what was a quaint little harbor town into a popular resort. His means, which included bribes and intimidation, haven’t always met with enthusiastic approval, and have many people harboring ill-feeling towards …

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British Crime Classics Challenge 2020

This year Rekha @ The Book Decoder has been hosting The British Crime Classics Challenge, and she’s all set to do it again in 2020. The rules of the challenge are simple. The books that you read must be from the Crime/Mystery, and Thrillers genre. Any subgenrr is allowed, but because this is a Classics …

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2020 Vintage Mystery Extravaganza

Vintage Mystery Challenge 2020 Original post on MY READER’S BLOCK Basic Level Commandments/Rules/Common Devices (Gold) [Challenge complete 7/14/20] #5 No Chinaman must figure in the story. Murder of Lydia by Joan A. Cowdrey [Mr. Moh] #10 Twin brothers, and doubles generally, must not appear unless we have been duly prepared for them. The Policeman’s Holiday by …

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